Cathay To Take Delivery Of 747-8 Freighter
Cathay Pacific Airways said that it would take delivery of its first 747-8 freighter from Boeing on Monday after a delay of about nine months.
Cathay ordered 10 747-8F aircraft, with delivery originally scheduled for January 2011.
The superjumbo's launch customer, Cargolux, took delivery of the first 747-8F on October 12.
But industry sources said Boeing was battling to prevent teething problems on the 134-tonne capacity freighter from turning into a wider customer revolt as jittery airlines seize on a chance to curb their exposure to a slump in the global freight market.