Cathay Places Billion Dollar Widebody Order with Boeing

By Jesse Sokolow on 27 December 2013
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A Boeing 747-8 Freighter

A Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Cathay Pacific announced that it ordered an additional Boeing 747-8 Freighter, as well as three 777-300ERs.  The order is valued at approximately $1 billion at current list prices.

Cathay had previously placed an order with Boeing for three 747-8 Freighters last March.  That order, which included options for five additional 777 Freighters, was valued at approximately $1 billion as well.

The 747-8 Freighter is 250’ 2” (76.3 meters) long, which is 18’ 4” (5.6 meters) longer than its predecessor, the 747-400 Freighter.  The aircraft also offers a 16% increase in cargo space when compared to the 747-700 Freighter, and has a range of 4,390 nautical miles (8,130 kilometers).

The Boeing 777-300ER, a twin-engine, long-haul aircraft, can accommodate up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration.  It has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 kilometers).

Earlier this month, Cathay Pacific, the national flag carrier of Hong Kong, announced an order for 21 Boeing 777-9X aircraft, valued at over $7 billion at list prices.

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