EVERETT, Wash., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated the delivery of the first 777 Freighter to Deucalion Capital and its customer AeroLogic GmbH on May 12. AeroLogic, formed in 2007 and based in Leipzig, Germany, is a new cargo company joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express and will operate a fleet exclusively comprising the new 777 Freighter. Deucalion Capital and its customer AeroLogic currently have eight 777 Freighters on order.
The new freighter incorporated two key elements of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services suite of E-enabled tools, Maintenance Performance Toolbox and Airplane Health Management.
"It is a truly historic day for everyone at AeroLogic and it is a great feeling to take delivery of our first Boeing 777 Freighter," said Thomas Pusch, managing director of AeroLogic GmbH. "The 777 Freighter is the perfect airplane for a start-up cargo operation such as ourselves; its combination of reliability and efficiency will allow us to quickly establish the company as a leading force in the industry."
The 777 Freighter is the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter and features the lowest trip cost of any large freighter, with high cargo density and 10-foot (3.1 meter) interior height capability that complements the ubiquitous 747 Freighter family. Providing cargo capacity normally associated with larger airplanes, the 777 Freighter can fly up to 4,885 nautical miles (9,045 kilometers) with a full payload of 226,800 pounds (103 metric tons).
"As one of the first customers for the 777 Freighter, AeroLogic has had a hand in creating a cutting-edge airplane designed specifically with the modern cargo business in mind," said Aldo Basile, vice president, Sales, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 777 Freighter will provide AeroLogic with the most economic solution to grow their business and offer a level of reliable service that provides a genuine real world advantage over the competition."
Aerologic will use Boeing's Airplane Health Management Fault Monitoring and Maintenance Performance Toolbox to manage its 777 Freighters. These systems will give the operator a real-time fault-management tool to identify maintenance needs and communicate with ground teams to enable proactive, planned and timely maintenance operations and address potential issues, while managing technical publications and training, and customizing online maintenance manuals.
The 777 Freighter is powered by General Electric's GE90-110B1 and meets QC2 noise standards. Eleven customers have ordered a total of 72 777 Freighters.
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