DHL Express has ordered nine Mammoth-converted B777-200LR freighters from Jetran. The first cargo aircraft will be delivered in 2024, with the remaining aircraft to be supplied until early 2027.
This agreement is part of the overall sustainability priority to modernize DHL Express' long-haul intercontinental fleet, including the replacement of older planes. Ordering converted freighters with a shorter useful life provides an efficient bridge between current and new airframe technologies, such as new generation wide-body freighters B777-8F and A350F.
"We are excited to welcome Mammoth-converted B777-200LRFs to the DHL Express family," states Robert Hyslop, EVP Global Aviation at DHL Express. "With the modernization of our intercontinental fleet, we can simultaneously enhance our proven ability to meet growing demand, improve our environmental footprint and deliver best quality service to our customers. We are pleased to continue demonstrating to partners and customers alike how these advancements elevate our service and bring us closer to our Sustainability Roadmap goals."
The Mammoth converted B777-200LR freighter promises similar characteristics and benefits as the production freighter and is an ideal fit for DHL. With a payload capacity of 102 tons and a range of 9,200 kilometer, the B777F has the largest capacity and range of all twin-engine freighter aircraft and is more reliable than older B747 planes. It is also more fuel-efficient and reduces CO2 emissions by 18 per cent compared to legacy airplanes.