Qatar Airways Cargo will introduce the first 747 freighter to its expanding fleet on Aug. 1 to further enhance its global on-demand charter services.
The B747-400BCF will complement the cargo airline's expanding freighter fleet providing 112.5 tons of added capacity dedicated to worldwide charter services, the airline said in a statement.
The airline said it will also welcome a B747-400F with a nose loading door to its fleet in October, replacing the B747BCF to provide even more flexibility to satisfy customers' oversized cargo transportation demands.
One of the largest palletized cargo aircraft available on the market, the 747F is suitable to transport freight of all kinds and can provide a temperature control range from 4 C to 30 C.
Livestock and horses, perishables, heavy machinery, oversized equipment, oil and gas equipment and humanitarian and relief aid can all be transported worldwide on this aircraft, which is suitable for long-haul cargo flights of up to 10 hours.