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CMA CGM: The cargo giant orders an Airbus A350 freighter

CMA CGM: The cargo giant orders an Airbus A350 freighter

Just a day after the end of the Dubai Airshow, Airbus placed the next order. French shipping giant CMA CGM has ordered four copies of the A350 F.

At the Dubai Airshow, Airbus presented its first customer for the A350 freighter, which was introduced in July. The Air Lease Corporation ALC has signed a letter of intent to purchase seven A350 Fs . aircraft. Just a day after the trade fair ended, the aircraft manufacturer will present the next customer on Friday (November 19).

CMA CGM Group, a French shipping and logistics company, has signed a binding letter of intent for four A350 freighters. This should become a confirmed purchase agreement in the coming weeks. The aircraft are operated by CMA CGM Air Cargo, the group’s air cargo division that was founded in February.

The jet fleet is small compared to the fleet of ships

CMA CGM Air Cargo already owns four Airbus A330-200 F aircraft. It has been operated by Air Belgium since February. As you expect from next spring Two Boeing 777Fs and want their own air operator certificate (in English Air Operator Certificate or AOC) Safe.

The growing fleet of aircraft is still small if you compare it to the CMA CGM fleet of ships. It consists of 545 ships sailing to 420 ports on five continents. The group also has a subsidiary company for the transport of land goods. CMA CGM employs a total of 110,000 people in 160 countries.