A contract spat between Cargolux and Boeing has resulted in the delivery of Cargolux’s first 747-8F being called off. Delivery was to have been on 19 Sep 11. Neither Cargolux nor Boeing gave any details on the dispute.
A cancellation but at least one airline is ready to accept the 747-8F.
Atlas Air World Holdings (parent of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo) cancelled 3 of its 12 B747-8F’s on order due to “lengthy delays and performance considerations.”
On the other hand, Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) said it is “satisfied” with the 747-8F. It will accept its first aircraft next month.