DHL Express, a logistics company, has placed an order with Boeing for six more 777 freighters.
Since placing its first direct order for the twin-engine freighter in 2018, DHL Express has placed a total of 28 orders for the aircraft.
DHL Express has received 15 freighters as of now. When compared to legacy jets, the 777 Freighter improves fuel efficiency and cuts CO2 emissions by 17 percent, according to Boeing. Customers from all across the world have purchased more than 300 777 freighters since the program began in 2005, according to Boeing.
“With the order of six new, large widebody freighter aircraft, we continue to invest in our future and further enhance the capability and reach of our global air network. The Boeing 777 Freighter is the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class and will connect DHL’s global hubs in Cincinnati, Leipzig and Hong Kong as well as serving other key markets,” said DHL Express senior VP of global air fleet management Geoff Kehr in a statement.
“The new aircraft will significantly contribute to our aspiration to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to under 29 million tons by 2030.”
“The 777 Freighter’s unmatched operating efficiency is enabling DHL to meet its sustainability commitments by reducing carbon emissions and contributing to its overall goal of net zero emissions by 2050,” Boeing senior VP of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir said.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, freighter orders have increased as many enterprises turn to air freight to avoid supply chain bottlenecks that have hampered other modes of transportation. Over the last year, both Boeing and Airbus have introduced new freighter aircraft.