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Boeing Delivers 777 Freighter to Etihad Crystal Cargo

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Crystal Cargo has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777 freighter.

The freighter is Etihad's first Boeing freighter and joins the airline's existing Boeing 777 fleet, which includes seven 777-300ERs.

"We are excited about this latest addition to our dedicated Crystal Cargo freighter fleet and we expect the 777 Freighter to deliver exceptional value to us and to our customers," said Kevin Knight, Etihad Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, who also leads the Crystal Cargo division. "With its proven track record, long-range capabilities and excellent operating efficiencies, the 777 Freighter will allow us to economically deliver cargo further than ever before. Our decision to invest in the 777 Freighter helps ensure that we are well positioned to serve our customers' long-term needs."

The 777 Freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 225,200 pounds (102 metric tons).

With high-cargo density and 10-foot (3.1-meter) interior height capability, the 777 Freighter provides a cargo capacity normally associated with larger airplanes.

With its updated fleet of one Boeing 777 Freighter, two Airbus A330-200F, two Airbus A300-600F aircraft and two McDonnell Douglas MD11s, Etihad Crystal Cargo operates to 27 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 76 destinations across the globe.

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Updated : 25-06-2011 23:59:03
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