Eva Air Cargo Boeing 777F

Boeing has 11 777F “gliders” parked at its factory

Freighters did not receive engines after assembly was completed, according to a report. Manufacturer delivered first 777F of 2024 to Eva Air on April 8

Boeing is not only suffering from late deliveries of the 737 MAX, caused by failures on the assembly line. The US planemaker has also been unable to ship 777F freighters to its customers in recent months.

According to The Seattle Times, Boeing has 11 777F “gliders” in Everett, aircraft whose assembly is complete but are missing engines.

As of the first quarter of 2024, Boeing had not delivered any of these freighters, capable of carrying up to 102 tons of cargo.

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The first 777F delivered this year flew for its customer, Eva Air Cargo, on Monday.

According to the outlet, neither Boeing nor GE, the engine supplier, explained the reason for the delay, but attributed the delays to problems in the supply chain.

End of production in 2027

The delay in deliveries would have a financial impact of more than US$1 billion as each 777F has an average price of US$105 million.

The Everett facility, where 777Fs are made, completed assembly of six freighter widebodies in March.

Boeing 777F (wings777/CC)

In 2023, Boeing delivered 26 777Fs, an aircraft that will end production in 2027 due to new ICAO environmental legislation.

Boeing will replace the 777F with the 777-8F, capable of carrying up to 113 tons of payload.


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