LUXEMBOURG, September 18, 2012: Cargolux last week announced that it has accepted delivery of another Boeing 747-8 freighter. The new aircraft has been registered as LX-VCF – City of Grevenmacher – and is the fifth of this type for Cargolux.
LX-VCF was due for arrival in Luxembourg on Thursday September 13, early afternoon and is the second airplane after LX-VCE that is delivered from Boeing with improved operational weights due to an increase in the maximum takeoff weight by 6 tonnes to 448 tonnes.
After LX-VCF, Cargolux expects one additional 747-8F delivery in 2012 bringing its fleet to six aircraft in service. With the replacement of the 747-400 freighter fleet gaining momentum, Cargolux is honoring its long-standing commitment to lessening its environmental impact, helped by the double-digit improvement in CO2 emissions and 30% noise footprint reduction provided by the 747-8F.
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline and launch customer for the new generation Boeing 747-8 freighter. The company currently operates a modern fleet of 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters and 5 Boeing 747-8 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, 60 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and also offers an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs over 1,500 staff worldwide.