Atlas Air Worldwide takes delivery of eighth Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Atlas Air has taken delivery of its eighth Boeing 747-8 Freighter. Pursuant to a letter of intent with an undisclosed customer, the new aircraft is expected to enter ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) service during the first half of the second quarter of 2013, which will allow the customer time to integrate the capacity into its scheduled network. Prior to beginning in ACMI, the aircraft will be operated in short-term, revenue-generating service. Atlas Air expects to receive one additional 747-8F by the end of the second quarter of 2013, completing the delivery of its order program for nine aircraft.

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