I spy with my little eye lots of stories this month about freighter versions of aircraft.
Airbus plans to use the A350-900 variant as the basis for the freighter. The proposed all-cargo version of the Airbus A350 XWB will offer Boeing MD-11F levels of payload and volume, but development probably won’t get underway until the passenger model is completed.
Emirates’ cargo arm is unlikely to reconsider the Airbus A380 Freighter should the programme be revived, because it’s not convinced that the aircraft has enough to offer in the cargo role despite the carrier announcing itself as a launch customer for the A380F in 2001 as it placed an order for two freighters.
The latest news on the freighter subject comes from Flightblogger who has stumbled across this little gem – that Boeing is pushing back 747-8F rollout by three months to close 747-400F line.