The new Boeing freighter, 777-8F, versus Airbus’ A350F, Part 3

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By Bjorn Fehrm


February 16, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the operating economics of the Boeing 777-8F and Airbus A350F. Both freighters are new launches over the last 6 months with planned service entry 2025 (A350F) and 2027 (777-8F).

We flew the freighters with the help of our Aircraft Performance Model over a typical freight trunk route from Shanghai to Anchorage at a full load and compared their economics with the present freighter in this class, the Boeing 777F. Readers demanded we fly them with a part load and on shorter routes, so here we go.

  • When we vary the payload and the route length, the economic differences between the freighters stay roughly the same.

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