Logistics group Kuehne+Nagel has officially put into service the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter to be operated by Atlas Air under a long-term charter agreement. The machine carries the livery of the client.
According to the latest information, the last two Boeing 747-8s that are to be built are intended for the charter order for Kuehne+Nagel. The takeover of the first machine took place in Everett. There the long-haul aircraft was christened “Inspire”.
“It is a very special moment for us to see the Kuehne+Nagel 747-8F “Inspire” take off. Along with the very last 747-8F we “Empower.” have christened, the aircraft will support our customers worldwide with reliable and flexible solutions and continue the legacy of the most incredible aviation programs in history. We are delighted to celebrate this day together with our partners Atlas Air and Boeing, and we look forward to seeing how our aircraft connect the world,” said Yngve Ruud, Member of the Kuehne+Nagel Executive Board.
"This delivery of the 747-8 underscores the importance of our long-term strategic partnership with Kuehne+Nagel and our commitment to supporting their continued growth and expansion," said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are very pleased to be able to provide the first aircraft of our own, which will proudly fly in Kuehne+Nagel's custom livery. The two 747-8Fs that we will be operating for Kuehne+Nagel will increase the capacity and versatility of their network.”