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Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:00 am

According to Flight International August 20-26, 2002, Emirates is looking for a medium-size widebody freighters for regional route.

The carrier has asked Boeing to look at developing B777F as a potential candidate. This will be a supplement to the A380F, for long-haul freighter operation, which starts in 2008.

Besides the 777F request, the carrier is also looking for A300-600F, B767-300F, and MD11F.

Emirates Sky Cargo says B767-300F is unlikely as "it doesn't really work for us as we don't operate the type already {as passenger aircraft}."

Th airline is evaluating the proposed A330-200F from Airbus, while pushing Boeing for 777-200F.

Boeing's response for 777-200F is that the engine is likely GE90-110B, that powers on 772LR. However, the 777F is in an early stage of research.
 
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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:19 pm

Why doesn't Emirates Sky Cargo say the MD-11 won't fit, because to my knowlege, they don't have MD-11s! Now why do they have 744Fs when they don;'t have 744s in their fleet? Interesting! I think more interest will need to be required before Boeing starts designing...

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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:28 pm

It'll be cool if we saw an EK MD-11F!
 
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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:25 pm

I would suspect they will end up contracting the aircraft in on an ACMI basis, so it won't really matter what type is used...
 
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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:15 pm

I am praying for A330-200F
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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 8:12 pm

The 744F in Emirates livery is operated for them by Atlas which is a large 747 cargo operator.
It's not in their regular fleet (in fact, it carries an Atlas US registration).
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RE: Emirates Looking Regional Freighter, Want 777F

Tue Aug 20, 2002 9:59 pm

They've already got the A330 in thier fleet. Why wouldn't the A330-200F be an automatic for them? I can only guess because it's still in development stage. And I can only guess that they are pushing for the 777F because of additional capacity. I wonder if they are pushing for the 772F or 773F? I would guess the 772F since the 773F would be close to capacity to the 744F.

A lot of guessing on my part here!  Laugh out loud
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