15.11.04, 16:11 #1
EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 15, 2004 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] is expanding its popular 777 commercial airplane family and now is offering a cargo model that will be the world's largest and most capable twin-engine freighter.
Due to enter service in fourth quarter 2008, the new Boeing 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range), the world's longest-range commercial airplane. The 777 Freighter will fly farther than any other freighter and will provide more capacity than any twin-engine cargo airplane.
"The efficiency, operating economics and range of the 777 are unsurpassed, and cargo carriers around the globe will now share in the value of the 777 family," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally. "The 777 Freighter further strengthens our leadership position in the world cargo market."
The new freighter brings Boeing's 777 family to six models. Boeing selected the 777-200LR platform for the new Freighter because it offers the preferred mix of range and payload capabilities for cargo operators. The first 777-200LR will enter passenger service in 2006.
Boeing is currently in discussions with several potential customers for the 777 Freighter and foresees a strong market demand for an efficient, long-range, high-capacity twin-engine freighter.
The 777 Freighter will have a revenue payload capability of 222,000 pounds (101 metric tons) and will accommodate 27 standard pallets (125 x 96 inch; 244 x 318 cm) on its main deck and 10 in its lower cargo hold. It can fly 5,200 nautical miles (9,630 km) with a full payload and market-preferred cargo load density. Delivering the lowest trip cost of any large freighter, the 777 Freighter will meet QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.
The 777 Freighter complements the Boeing 747-400 Freighter family, which is the air-cargo industry's standard. Both the 777 and 747 Freighters accommodate 10-foot-high (3.1 meter) pallets, providing operators with maximum flexibility.
The Boeing 747 Freighter family currently constitutes more than half of the world's total freighter capacity. Boeing freighters of all models comprise more than 90 percent of the total worldwide freighter lift. Boeing forecasts that large widebody freighters (65 metric tons and above in capacity) will comprise 31 percent of the market by 2023.
Um es kurz zu sagen, Boeing gibt den Bau des größten zweistrahligen Frachtflugzeuges bekannt, die Frachtervariante der Langstreckenvariante 777LR. Man ist im Gespräch mit mehreren möglichen Kunden, die 777 LRF wiird als Ergänzung zur 744F gesehen.
15.11.04, 16:16 #2Zitat von ramier
15.11.04, 16:26 #3
Anscheinend gibt es noch keinen Verkauf, bzw. man hat noch keinen bekannt gegeben. Aber wie ich es lese wird die Maschine von Boeing jetzt offiziell angeboten.
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P.S. Potentielle Erstkunden sind wie anderswo im Netz verbreitet wird möglicherweise :
UPS, EVA, SQ, EK, LH Cargo
15.11.04, 16:59 #4
15.11.04, 22:18 #5
Boeing to offer cargo 777
NewsStand - Saturday, November 13, 2004
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
JAMES WALLACE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER AEROSPACE REPORTER
Since the launch of The Boeing Co.'s 777 jetliner in 1990, air cargo customers have been after Boeing to develop a freighter version of the popular twin-engine, long-haul plane.
They won't have to wait much longer.
On Monday, Boeing is set to announce that it has received approval from its board to begin offering a 777 freighter to customers, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has learned.
A formal program launch -- actual development of the new model -- would come next, once sufficient orders or customers have been signed.
The 777 freighter would not enter service until 2009, but customer interest is already strong and Boeing should have no problem finding early orders, according to air cargo experts.
Eventually, a 777 freighter program will mean more work -- and possibly more jobs -- for Boeing's 777 line in Everett.
"There is no question that based on demand for a 100-ton, two-engine efficient freighter, Boeing has extensive expressions of interest that will soon be turned into hard business for the 777 long-range freighter," said Ned Laird, managing director of Air Cargo Management Group, an aviation consulting and research firm in Seattle.
Just last year, Alan Mulally, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told Laird's annual cargo conference that the "value proposition" for a 777 freighter did not justify its development.
He did not say so, but cargo experts said Mulally meant that the price would be too high given market conditions.
But conditions have changed.
The airline industry, especially in Europe and in Asia, has rebounded from the worst-ever downturn after the 9/11 terrorists attacks. And with cargo operators and airlines facing record-high fuel prices, they arguably would be eager for an efficient two-engine freighter the size of the 777.
Asia is expected to be a key market for sales of the 777 freighter. That region now has more cargo traffic than any in the world.
Potential launch customers for the 777 freighter include Lufthansa, EVA, Emirates and UPS.
EVA, a Taiwanese carrier, is one of two launch customers for Boeing's 777-200LR, which will be the world's longest-range passenger jetliner.
The 777 freighter will be based on the 777-200LR, which is now in development in Everett. The first 777-200LR passenger plane is scheduled to enter service with Pakistan International Airlines in early 2006. It will have a range of 9,420 nautical miles.
EVA has said it has the option to convert its three 777-200LR launch orders to a future freighter version, although it is not expected to switch.
Boeing has scheduled a closed-door meeting in Seattle Monday with cargo carriers to discuss their future requirements. The officials will be in town for a separate cargo conference, and Boeing timed its 777 freighter announcement to coincide with that, sources said.
Rob Faye, regional director of product marketing for the 777, recently said the 777-200LR freighter -- if Boeing went ahead with its development -- would burn 18 percent less fuel per ton than current freighters.
It would carry a payload of 222,000 pounds, or about 101 metric tons, he said.
Boeing's biggest freighter, the 747-400, can carry 248,000 pounds 4,445 nautical miles. The 777-200LR freighter would have a range of about 5,200 nautical miles.
There would be no windows on the 777 freighter. The cargo door on the fuselage just aft of the wing would measure 120 by 141 inches.
Faye said the 777-200LR freighter would have the highest cargo-density rating in the industry -- 9.9 pounds per cubic foot. That is slightly better than the 747 and much better than the Airbus A380 freighter, which will have a cargo-density rating of about 8 pounds per cubic foot, according to Faye.
The A380 freighter will be able to carry about 150 metric tons of cargo long distances. Airbus says the A380 freighter will be 20 percent to 25 percent cheaper for carrying cargo than the 747-400, as measured by cost per ton.
The first A380 freighter is not scheduled to enter service until 2008. The passenger version of the A380 will supplant Boeing's 747 as the world's largest jetliner when it enters service in 2006.
Sales of Boeing's 747 have slowed and all of the orders for the past year or more have been for the 747-400 freighter.
The 777 freighter would complement the 747-400 freighter, according to Laird. Boeing has said it would aim a 777 freighter at 747-400 operators.
"The 747-400 is slightly larger and is available today," Laird said when asked why a 777 freighter would not cut into 747-400 freighter sales.
Lufthansa Cargo has said for some time that it would be interested in a 777 freighter.
Emirates has said it could use 777 freighters to feed its super-jumbo freighters.
FedEx has ordered the A380 freighter, but UPS has not. UPS, once a big Boeing customer, has turned to Airbus and its A300 freighter in recent years. A 777 freighter could bring that important customer back to Boeing.
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14.01.05, 18:26 #6
Keine wirklich vertrauensvolle Quelle, aber laut airliners.net werden Air France und UPS als Launch Customer die 777LRF ordern. Ich werde demnächst eine "vertrauensvollere Quelle" angeben, wenn ich eine finde.
14.01.05, 20:14 #7701
Wieso sollte UPS die 777LR kaufen? Sie haben doch den A300 nietnagel neu und seit kurzem 10 A380 + 10 Optionen. Ich glaub eher an Fedex und DHL.
14.01.05, 21:40 #8Zitat von 701
Wie ich es bei a.net verstanden habe soll die A380 bei UPS die USA-Asien Route bedienen, der A300 den US domestic market, die 767 und 777 hingegen Europa.
Wahrscheinlich wird die 777 die UPS MD 11 ersetzen. Wofür dann aber die LRF, die ja immerhin auf den Flugzeug mit der größten Reichweite basiert, ist mir schleierhaft.
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14.01.05, 22:07 #9Rocket Man
15.01.05, 14:00 #10
Boeing gibt Bau der 777LR-Frachtervariante bekannt
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