Cargo carrier Cargolux has selected the new Boeing 777-8 freighter to replace its 747-400 fleet, the companies announced at the Farnborough Airshow.  

However, the announcement does not constitute a firm order yet, with no details of numbers, but is rather a “preferred selection” from the all 747-operator.  

"With the 777-8 Freighter being the preferred solution to replace our 747-400s, Cargolux is looking forward to continuing its ongoing relationship with Boeing," Richard Forson, president and CEO of Cargolux, said in a statement on July 21, 2022.  

Cargolux is the largest operator of Boeing widebody freighters in Europe with a combined total fleet of 30 747-400 and 747-8 Freighters.  

Boeing launched the 777-8 Freighter in January and said it has booked more than 50 orders for the model so far.  

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have finalized the carrier’s 737 MAX and 777X freighter order at the Farnborough Airshow 2022.