NEW YORK, U.S. — The American cargo operator Atlas Air added another Boeing 747-8 Freighter to its fleet. The aircraft is the second of four new B747-8Fs ordered by the company in 2021. These are the last B747-8 Freighters ever to be produced by Boeing.

The aircraft has been placed under a long-term agreement with an existing customer.

Compared to the B747-400F, B747-8F is technologically more advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter, providing 20% higher payload capacity and 16% lower fuel consumption.

Atlas Air currently operates 11 B747-8Fs, of which two are in service with Australia's Qantas Freight.

"We are pleased to receive this additional 747-8F and to add more capacity and value to our customers,"

said John Dietrich, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.

“Atlas’ investment in these new aircraft underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption, and noise.”

The iconic Boeing 747 program has been in operation for over 50 years, and these aircraft will undoubtedly continue to play a critical role in keeping global supply chains moving for decades to come. The 747-8 is the only factory-built freighter with nose-loading capability in production, which will serve the long-term needs of the airfreight market.