The second 747-8F is scheduled for delivery to ABC later this year. The deliveries are the culmination of Intrepid’s first transaction with the Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO)-based cargo carrier.
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation also announced it had purchased two 747-8Fs, both to be delivered to ABC under long-term lease agreements. The transaction also marks BOC Aviation’s first leasing arrangement with ABC. BOC Aviation confirmed with ATW the 747-8Fs are secondhand aircraft purchased from Boeing Capital Corp.
As of Feb. 28, ABC had taken delivery of five 747-8Fs out of a direct order for seven of the aircraft placed in October 2014. The most recent deliveries were in June and September of 2016. ABC’s fleet of cargo aircraft comprises nine 787-8Fs, five 747-400ERFs, three 747-400Fs and three 737-400SFs.
ABC is part of the Russian air cargo conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group. In addition to AirBridgeCargo, Volga-Dnepr owns air cargo carriers Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines.
(Mark Nensel - ATWOnline News)