National Airlines Expands Its Fleet with the Addition of a Boeing 747-400 ERF
National Airlines reported receiving its first Boeing 747-400ERF (extended range freighter). For ultra-long-haul cargo operations, the new freighter with the registration N663CA offers a more fuel-efficient option. The aircraft’s wide side doors and lifting nose door allow it to transport massive objects. The aircraft would assist National in supplying the rising global demand for aviation cargo.
The jet’s maximum gross cargo capacity is 128 tonnes (282,000 pounds). In comparison to the other aircraft in its fleet, it can also transport items that are much longer. The airline has this new skill thanks to the nose door. Refrigerated commodities can be transported onboard with ease. Because of the way it is built, it can deliver medications and perishable goods like meat and other cold foods more effectively.
National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc. Chairman Christopher Alf stated how the additional aircraft will aid the airline in achieving its growth objectives. Alf remarked, “The B747-400 ERF aircraft’s launch is a part of our larger strategy to update our fleet and improve the services we provide to our clients. “Our main goal is to address the growing demand for specialized cargo by providing newer and novel air freight solutions to the post-COVID global market in addition to rapid fleet development.”