Iceland's Avion orders four more 777 freighters

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Iceland’s Avion Group has ordered a further four Boeing 777 freighters for its wet-lease division, Air Atlanta Icelandic.

It follows on from the four General Electric GE90-powered 777 freighters Avion ordered for the division in September.

Delivery of the eight aircraft begins in February 2009 and will run through to 2011.

Air Atlanta Icelandic CEO Hafthor Hafsteinsson says “It became clear after our initial order that demand for the Boeing 777 Freighter would exceed our expectations. This freighter’s size and economics make it an excellent choice for our comprehensive fleet renewal programme.

“The 777 Freighter is a great complement to the 747 Freighters that we currently operate and will continue to operate for our customers,” he adds.