The two new 747-8Fs are the first to be delivered to the Russian scheduled air cargo carrier under a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8Fs signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June.

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The delivery makes Korean Air the first airline in the world to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of the Boeing 747-8.

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Cargolux’s latest Boeing 747-8 Freighter delivery, the 30th new 747F delivered to the carrier, carries a special decal of the “Father of the Boeing 747”, Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the Boeing 747.

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Star Alliance member Air China becomes the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8.

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Lufthansa will operate Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets on the airline’s Frankfurt-New York JFK route this summer, the first time it has scheduled the type for regular commercial service to New York.

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Lufthansa has taken delivery of its 75th Boeing 747, a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet which it received on April 30.

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The order, which Boeing values at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific Airways’ fleets of Boeing 747-8 Freighters and Boeing 777-300ER widebodies to 14 and 53 aircraft, respectively.

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Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku in Azerbaijan, has announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters. Boeing values the airline’s order for the two widebody freighters at $704 million at current list prices.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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Boeing values the deal at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices. Korean Air is the only airline in the world to order both the passenger and freighter variations of the Boeing 747-8.

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Lufthansa, the launch customer of the Boeing 747-8 passenger version, took delivery of the milestone 747-8 almost a year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental.

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The aircraft’s Performance Improvement Package includes improvements to its GEnx-2B engines and to the software for its flight management computers.

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Boeing’s new stretched 747 model reached the milestone when a Boeing 747-8 Freighter operated by launch customer Cargolux arrived at Hanoi’s Nội Bài International Airport in Vietnam from Kuwait on Sunday, March 17.

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The Aeroloft, designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington, provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space for the BBJ 747-8, which is a VIP version of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet.

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It is the second Boeing 747-8 Freighter which the Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. subsidiary has put into service for Panalpina under a multi-year aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance contract, commonly known in the industry as a wet lease.

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The new aircraft is the first of 14 Boeing 747-8 Freighters which Tokyo Narita-based NCA has ordered from Boeing.

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Flight LH416 departed Frankfurt at 9:50 a.m. and was scheduled to touch down at Dulles at 12:45 p.m. local time. The return flight, LH419, was scheduled to depart Washington Dulles International Airport at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 8:05 a.m. the following day, local time.

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The aircraft, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Atlas Air will operate it on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based logistics provider and supply-chain specialist.

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Boeing has delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet outfitted in airline configuration to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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