Lufthansa Cargo has finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at $1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. Lufthansa Cargo had previously indicated its intention to order the freighters in March 2011.
"The 777 freighter is highly regarded for its fuel efficiency and a noise footprint significantly smaller than comparable freighters," said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, chairman and chief executive officer of Lufthansa Cargo.
"We are certain that these airplanes will benefit our customers greatly, as experienced by our AeroLogic joint venture, which already operates eight 777 Freighters."
AeroLogic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express, became the fourth carrier to operate the 777 Freighter in May 2009. The 777 freighter can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 225,200 pounds (102 metric tons). They are powered by General Electric's GE90-110B1L engines and meets QC2 noise standards for maximum accessibility to noise-sensitive airports.
Lufthansa to save with new inflight service trolleys
THIS summer, Lufthansa will begin replacing its previous trolley equipment with the new Quantum Light Weight Trolley.
The new model will not only ease the work process for flight attendants but will also have a positive ecological impact as it is one third lighter than its predecessor and should therefore save about 9,000 tonnes of kerosene and 28,350 tonnes of CO2 annually. Almost 30,000 new service trolleys will be taken into service on Lufthansa flights over the next three years.
The new trolleys have already proved their worth on board and successfully completed the inflight test phase. They will now be introduced gradually until mid-2014 on all Lufthansa's long-haul intercontinental flights.
The Quantum Light Weight Trolley was developed by LSG Sky Chefs, and is made entirely of light-weight composites and is the only aircraft cabin service trolley of its kind available on the market. It is manufactured by Norduyn, a specialist in light-weight materials based in Montreal, Canada, and an exclusive partner of LSG Sky Chefs.