Cargolux Airlines received its 30th direct Boeing 747 Freighter on 6 March 2015. The Luxembourg-based carrier’s latest addition, the 12th 747-8 for Cargolux, carries a nice extra: an image of Joe Sutter, the lead engineer of the team that designed the Jumbojet a long time ago.
The air freight company was the first operator of the 747-8 in October 2011, and took delivery of its first two 747-200Fs in 1979. It was also the first 747-400F operator of the globe, back in 1993, and had 16 of those flying for the company.
In January 2015, Cargolux began operations to Manaus Airport in Brazil with a 747-8F carrying a full load of machinery spare parts and telecommunications equipment. In the process, Manaus Airport became the 100th commercial airport that Cargolux serves with the 747-8 Freighter, underlining the airplane’s incredible versatility in the world cargo market.
Featured image: Joe Sutter firm and sound on the fuselage of the 30th Boeing 747-8 to Cargolux (Image © Boeing)