PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4238 posts, RR: 88 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW COMMUNITY MANAGER
From their quarterly filing it appears they are preparing to place an order soon. No model mentioned though I assume B777F & B747-8F would be prime candidates. Not sure whether they would go with the A388F but perhaps they could be a contender for the A332F?
"Our next step will be a significant investment in next-generation freighter technology, which we hope to announce shortly. We believe that we will provide a more compelling value proposition to our customers with leading edge freighter aircraft that possess better reliability, range, capacity, and fuel efficiency and improve our commercial-risk profile.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13981 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
Atlas already has a large fleet of 747s, both factory built freighters and converted -200Bs. This indicates they may be in the heavy and oversized freight market. My money is on them acquiring the 747-8F, it simply makes sense for them.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4015 times:
Since a lot of Atlas's operation involves cargo charters, the 747-8F or the 777F would make more sense than the A380. There are a lot more airports that have the infrastructure to handle the Boeings than the AirBus.
I have a short story about this aircraft. I actually flew on it 20+ years ago when it was 'Clipper Empress of the Skies' for PA, and then saw it again here in Turkey last November. Never would have guessed it was the same plane...thanks A.net!