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Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters  
User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4288 posts, RR: 83
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5012 times:

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.


Any thoughts as to what models they would be considering? Possible 748-F candidate?

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4980 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.

User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

The 747-8F looks like it will be a winner for Boeing over the next decade or so.

User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4712 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.

User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

After looking at the holding co. annual report from May `06, it shows that they're down to only 1 747-100. (Atlas/Polar combined) Does anybody know if it's N858FT?

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