American Airlines Cargo has announced the use of the new B787-800 Dreamliner aircraft for four international routes:
â–ª Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing (PEK) – June 2, 2015
â–ª DFW and Buenos Aires (EZE) – June 4, 2015
â–ª DFW and Shanghai (PVG) – June 26, 2015
â–ª Chicago (ORD) and Narita (NRT) – August 18, 2015
Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo, said: “With the addition of the 787, we are able to more effectively utilise our growing network and continue in our efforts to expand our reach. The efficiency of the aircraft allows us to offer more air cargo opportunities, while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing the customer experience.”
The B787-800 launched this month, offers 28 positions for cargo, improved aerodynamics, advanced engine technology, improved fuel efficiency, and one-third of the maintenance requirements of other aircraft, according to Boeing. The aircraft contains loftier aft and bulk doors for loading larger shipments, as well as the capability to carry up to 1,000 pounds of dry ice, a critical component in the shipment of high-value pharmaceutical and perishable goods.