Business

January 10, 2018
 

Boeing, Turkish Airlines announce order for three 777 freighters

Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets (seen here receiving a water canon salute) as part of its plan to further expand its freight business.

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017.

The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business.

“These freighter orders will surely contribute to our significant target for establishing a young and efficient cargo fleet,” said M. lker Ayc, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines. “The new aircraft will be delivered this year and will provide us with additional flexibility to serve more destinations while we continue to develop our global freight service.”

“The 777 Freighter is the largest and most capable twin-engine freighter in the world today,” said Marty Bentrott, senior vice president of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and Africa, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We’re pleased world-class customers like Turkish Airlines recognize the value of the 777 Freighter’s long range and large payload capability.”

The 777 Freighter is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter and is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane. The jet can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

The airplane’s range capability translates into significant savings for airlines: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. It carries over 60 million passengers a year, with direct flights to 300 destinations in 120 countries. The airline made its first domestic flight in 1933 and the first international flight in 1947. Turkish Airlines was founded in 1933 with a fleet of five airplanes that carried a total of 28 passengers, expanding to 331 aircraft today.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Northrop Grumman performs successful SABR fit-check on F/A-18C fighter at MCAS Miramar

Northrop Grumman photograph At the request of the Marine Corps, Northrop Grumman successfully performed a fit check of a production APG-83 SABR on a F/A-18C Hornet at MCAS Miramar in California. BALTIMORE – Aug. 13, 2018 – ...
 
 

Sweden signs agreement with U.S. government for Patriot system

The government of Sweden signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot™ air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army. The agreement, formally referred to as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, paves the way for Sweden’s Patriot force to rapidly reach Initial Operational Capability. “Sweden and 15 other countries trust our Patriot system to defend...
 
 
Sikorsky photograph by Ned Dawson

Thai Aviation Services S-76D fleet achieve 10,000 flight hours

Sikorsky photograph by Ned Dawson The Sikorsky S-76D™ global fleet has amassed more than 7.25 million total flight hours. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced Aug. 8 that Thai Aviation Services has accumulated 10,00...