Thursday 10 March 2022

DHL orders more fuel efficient aircrafts in emissions-cutting drive

DHL orders more fuel efficient aircrafts in emissions-cutting drive

DHL Express has placed an order for an additional six 777 Freighters as part of its efforts to lower its carbon emissions as well as provide high quality and efficient services to customers.

The aircrafts improve fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions by 17% compared to legacy airplanes, according to manufacturer Boeing.

The new aircrafts are expected to help DHL Express reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 29 million tons by 2030.

The purchase takes its order book total to 28 777 Freighters since it placed its first order in 2018.

It supports DHL's ambition to reduce all transport-related emissions to zero by 2050.

Geoff Kehr, Senior Vice President, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express said: “With the order of six new, large widebody freighter aircraft, we continue to invest in our future and further enhance the capability and reach of our global air network. The Boeing 777 Freighter is the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class and will connect DHL's global hubs in Cincinnati, Leipzig and Hong Kong as well as serving other key markets.

“We are committed to providing the highest quality and efficient services to our customers while at the same time lowering our carbon emissions by modernising our fleet with the most efficient aircraft type available. The new aircraft will significantly contribute to our aspiration to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to under 29 million tons by 2030.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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