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Challenge Group Expands Fleet with Boeing 747-400F Acquisition

Our Bureau - : Feb 7, 2024 - : 10:02 pm

To demonstrate its growth and improved capabilities, the Malta-based air cargo company Challenge Group announced the acquisition of an additional Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft on Wednesday (Feb. 7).

“The new 747-400F is a testament to Challenge Group’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve despite industry discussions about overcapacity,” said Or Zak, Chief Commercial Officer of Challenge Group. “It is an ideal choice for transporting commodities such as heavy & oversize, horses, pharma, aircraft engines, dangerous goods, cars, and other complex verticals and will enhance our capacity and flexibility, allowing us to tap into new markets as well.”

With the nose-loading capability and a 120-tonne payload, the aircraft will enhance the group’s operational capabilities, to ensure timely and efficient cargo transport in the evolving air freight landscape.

In recent years, Challenge Group has diversified its fleet with the addition of a B767-300BDSF aircraft in August 2023, continuing the conversion program with two simultaneous aircraft conversions, and expects its full fleet of four B767 converted freighters to be operational by Q3/2024.

The new aircraft is expected to be deployed on strategic trade lanes to improve connectivity between Europe and the Far East.


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