Ocean carrier CMA CGM latest Airbus A350F customer
THE air cargo market has exceeded US$175 billion, highlighting a brighter picture for 2022, reports Washington, DC’s Airline Geeks.Meanwhile, Airbus has managed to obtain a number of orders for its Airbus A350F, a positive change considering the manufacturer has not been able to sell a freighter for a long time. The first A350F customer was Air Lease Corporation, which ordered a total of 111 aircraft, including seven A350F, 25 A220-300, 55 A321neo, 20 A321XLR, and four A330neo. Following close behind was the CMA CGM Group as a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two parties. “We are proud to welcome CMA CGM Air Cargo in the group of operators for the A350F and we are equally pleased to support the company’s future strategic development.” said Airbus CCO Christian Scherer. The first-ever A350F aircraft is scheduled for 2025 and is based on the A350, the world’s most modern long-range leader.