Month: October 2011

With dispute settled, Cargolux takes delivery of first of 13 Boeing 747-8F

With dispute settled, Cargolux takes delivery of first of 13 Boeing 747-8F

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Cargolux SA, the Luxembourg-based world leading cargo carrier took delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F from Boeing Company at the Everett, Wa. facility on October 12th 2011. The hand over was only made possible after a tentative agreement was reached between Cargolux, Boeing and General Electric late last week. The dispute took center stage around September 17th 2011 when Cargolux announced that it was suspending the financing process for two Boeing 747-8F due to be delivered only a few days later on September 19th and 21st. This prompted the abrupt cancellation of the 3-day event Boeing had planned around its newest 747 delivery to launch customer. Skepticism regarding the aircraft performance falling short of expectations was echoed on September 21st when Atlas Air Holding, another Boe...