Cathay places order for eight B777-200Fs

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced a significant investment in 12 B777s, including eight B777-200 Freighters and four B777-300ER passenger aircraft. The 12 new aircraft have a list price of about HK$25.6 billion. The aircraft are expected to be delivered to the airline between 2013 and 2016 and will be powered by General Electric GE90 engines.


BCF Converted Freighters Boeing 747-400 Boeing 777-200F Cathay Pacific Airways General Electric GE90 engines


Cathay Pacific Airways has announced a significant investment in 12 B777s, including eight B777-200 Freighters and four B777-300ER passenger aircraft. The 12 new aircraft have a list price of about HK$25.6 billion. The aircraft are expected to be delivered to the airline between 2013 and 2016 and will be powered by General Electric GE90 engines.

The Boeing 777-200F is a new aircraft type for Cathay Pacific and will be used to grow the freighter fleet and at the same time replace older, less fuel-efficient Boeing 747-400BCF Converted Freighters. For a typical 3,000 nautical mile trip, the 777-200F will burn 15 and 24 per cent less fuel per payload tonne than the 747-400F and 747-400BCF respectively.