Boeing delivers first 747-8F to Nippon Cargo Airlines

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Japan's Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 freighter from the airframer.

NCA will also undertake its first biofuel flight with the 747-8F delivery. The aircraft will become the first 747-8 to use a blend of environmentally progressive biofuels to fly across the Pacific Ocean.

The airline plans to begin revenue service with its new aircraft by mid-August on Asia and North American routes.

NCA currently operates eight 747-400Fs with two 747-400Fs on lease with other airlines.