DHL is adding 14 new Boeing 777 Freighters to its global dedicated fleet of 265 aircraft over the next 2 years. The investment is part of a fleet replacement program to acquire the most reliable, fuel-efficient and quietest aircraft type to operate on the company’s long-haul intercontinental routes.

DHL was the first Air Express operator to introduce the B777F fleet type back in 2009 and this latest acquisition 10 years later bears testimony to its superior performance. The first aircraft in the delivery sequence will be assigned to DHL U.S. partner operator Southern Air to operate intercontinental round-the-world services connecting DHL’s major global hubs (Cincinnati, Leipzig and Hong Kong) as well other major long-haul regional markets.
 

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Capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers) with a full payload at general cargo market densities, the aircraft is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. Fewer stops and shorter cargo delivery times mean faster delivery for DHL customers.
 

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