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Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:20 pm

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.

http://www.atlasair.com

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

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RE: Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:37 am

The 747-8F looks like it will be a winner for Boeing over the next decade or so.
 
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RE: Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Atlas Air To Order Next Generation Freighters

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:34 am

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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