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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines Finalize Order For Additional 747-8 Freighter

With more than 255,900 hours in service, Boeing is continually looking for ways to improve the 747-8's performance. The company began delivering 747-8s with performance-improved engines last December as part of the Performance Improvement Package (PIP) program. The engines improve the airplane's efficiency by 1.8% and provide an unprecedented level of capability out of challenging airports like Dubai, Johannesburg and Mexico City.

Boeing is also supporting Cargolux with a number of solutions from Boeing Commercial Aviation Services to improve operational efficiency across the airline's fleet, including Airplane Health Management (AHM), Maintenance Performance Toolbox, Jeppesen Navigation Charts and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro.

As well as being one of the launch customers for the 747-8 Freighter, Cargolux also took delivery of the first ever 747-400 Freighter in November 1993. The all-Boeing carrier has a fleet comprised entirely of 747-400 Freighters and 747-8 Freighters.

Contact: Daniel MoselyInternational CommunicationsBoeing Commercial Airplanes+44 208-235-5665 daniel.mosely@:boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

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