Cargo airline Atlas Air will expand its fleet by ordering four Boeing 777 freighters. The new freighters will increase the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter fleet to 18.  

"We are excited to expand our fleet and service offerings for our existing and prospective customers with these four new 777s. With the best team in the industry as well as our focus on innovation and prudent fleet management, Atlas is serving the evolving needs of the global supply chain and delivering value for our customers," said John W. Dietrich, Atlas Air president and CEO. 

Boeing's 777 is a freight market leader with the capability to carry a maximum revenue payload of 102 tones (102,000 kilograms) and a range of 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers). 

Atlas Air currently operates the largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet, totaling 49 aircraft. It also has 26 Boeing 767s, 14 Boeing 777s, and eight Boeing 737 freighters.  

“These new 777 Freighters provide Atlas with more capacity, fuel efficiency and operational flexibility for its customers," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "As air cargo demand continues to grow, we're confident that the efficiency, capability and flexibility of our freighter family will meet customer needs now and in the future." 

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