DHL Specific has ordered one other eight Boeing 777 Freighters, offering a a lot wanted increase to Boeing at a time when demand for passenger jets stays severely curtailed.
The categorical transport operator, a division of German firm Deutsche Publish DHL Group, expects to start receiving the jets in 2022, it says on 12 January.
Boeing has reported the orders in its December 2020 exercise, although the deal had not beforehand been disclosed.
“Though the present well being disaster has pushed pause on a number of areas of life, world commerce didn’t stand nonetheless,” says DHL Specific chief government John Pearson.
“Globalisation, digitalisation and the unprecedented demand of our prospects through the current peak season” pushed DHL’s e-commerce cargo volumes up greater than 40% within the fourth quarter, Pearson provides. “E-commerce is a permanent mega-trend.”
DHL and its affiliate corporations had beforehand ordered 14 777Fs, of which 10 have been delivered, it says. Together with 4 still-undelivered jets from that earlier order, DHL’s 777F backlog with Boeing now stands at 12 of the jets.
Boeing holds whole excellent orders for 41 777Fs, its web site says.