Rolls-Royce to power two additional Cargolux 747 freighters


European freight operator, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., has again selected the Rolls-Royce RB211-524H-T engine to power its two additional Boeing 747-400F freighters, scheduled for delivery in 2007 and 2008. 

These new aircraft will take Cargolux’s fleet of Rolls-Royce powered 747s to 11 out of a total of 16 aircraft.

The engines for both aircraft will be included into the existing TotalCare® agreement which has been extended for an additional five years.

Ulrich Ogiermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cargolux, said: “The Rolls-Royce RB211 engines provide us with optimum versatility and economics for our 747-400 freighters while minimising the environmental impact of our worldwide operation.”

Charles Cuddington, Chief Commercial Officer, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, added: “Repeat orders demonstrate confidence in our products and support. We’re proud to continue our long relationship with Cargolux, which started 36 years ago when the airline began operations.”

Cargolux first introduced the Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 747-400F in 1998. The relationship between the two companies extends back to 1970 when Cargolux began operating a fleet of Canadair CL-44 freighters powered by the Rolls-Royce Tyne engine.

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