LONDON – CMA GGM and Airbus have signed an MoU for four Airbus A350 Freighter aircraft. The announcement comes after the first A350F orders were made at the Dubai Airshow. The order is expected to be finalized in coming weeks.
“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 Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. ”The A350F will fit seamlessly into the carrier’s existing fleet of Airbus freighters. Thanks to its composite airframe and latest technology engines, it will bring unbeatable efficiency in terms of fuel burn, economics and CO₂ emissions, empowering the long-term sustainable growth of the Group.”
The aircraft will be operated by CMA CGM Air Cargo, a recently launched devision of CMA CGM Group. The airline currently has five A330-200Fs.
Scherer adds: “Having an early endorsement by such an international cargo powerhouse as the CMA CGM Group is very gratifying.”