July 26, 2012
Nippon Cargo Airlines takes delivery of first 747-8 Freighter
Boeing has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA’s first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing. The airline currently operates eight 747-400 Freighters with two 747-400 Freighters on lease with other airlines. The environmentally focused Nippon Cargo Airlines will also undertake its first biofuel flight with this 747-8 Freighter delivery. The new airplane will become the first 747-8 to use a blend of environmentally progressive biofuels (jet kerosene and used cooking oil) to fly across the Pacific Ocean.