Lufthansa Israel held a welcome ceremony last week to the company's first 777 Freighter flight to Israel.
With a maximum takeoff weight of 766,800 pounds (347,810 kilograms), the GE 90-powered Boeing 777 Freighter has a revenue payload capability of 112 tons (102 metric tons).
The environmentally friendly twin-engine 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 km) with a full payload and general cargo market densities, making it the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter.
The airplane's range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times. Lufthansa Cargo has ordered five brand new B777Fs, with a list price of US$270m as part of the Lufthansa Cargo 2020 programme, centering on growth and modernization.
Country Manager Israel Shaul Grimberg and LH staff gave a welcome reception to the company's local clients who were able to board the aircraft and get a to know its cargo capabilities and witness the new cargo era using the Boeing 777 freighter.