Boeing [NYSE:BA], TNT and Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GAP) celebrated the delivery of both customers' first 747-400ER Freighter. The milestone airplane was delivered to GAP and will be put into service by TNT, the Netherlands-based global express and mail delivery services company.
TNT currently operates a fleet of 46 aircraft that includes six Boeing 737 Freighters and one Boeing 757 Freighter. The company will add a second 747-400ER Freighter to its fleet in spring 2007, in cooperation with GAP.
Investment funds managed by GAP currently own a fleet of 31 Boeing aircraft. Today's delivery is the first from an order for six 747-400ER Freighters placed in June 2005. The U.S.-based aviation investment firm placed additional orders earlier this year for four 747-8 Freighters and three 777 Freighters.