Cargolux Airlines International has selected the Boeing 777-8F as its preferred replacement for its fleet of 747-400Fs, in a deal announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

The 777-8F was launched in January and Boeing has received more than 50 orders, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2027.

Compared to the 747-400, the 777-8 has a near identical payload and range, but offers 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions, and 25% better operating costs per tonne than older freighters.

Richard Forson, President and CEO of Cargolux, says, “With the 777-8 Freighter being the preferred solution to replace our 747-400s, Cargolux is looking forward to continuing its ongoing relationship with Boeing.”

Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, adds, “With its investment in the 777-8 Freighter, Cargolux will operate the most advanced, fuel-efficient, twin-engine freighter in the industry. The 777-8 Freighter significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to previous models with a reduced noise footprint, helping to advance Cargolux's commitment to sustainable operations.”