DHL Express has signed a CM (crew and maintenance) contract for five Boeing 777F aircraft with Singapore Airlines. The cargo plane will be stationed at Changi Airport in Singapore, and serve DHL’s South Asia hub there.

The machines are painted in two colors and bear the DHL and Singapore Airlines logos. The Boeing 777 F is flown by the cockpit crew of the Asian airline, which is also responsible for maintenance. They will be used on routes to the United States with stops in North Asia.

Starts in July

The agreement has a term of more than four years with the possibility of extension. The first aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in July 2022 and the second in October 2022. The remaining three aircraft will follow through 2023.

“By providing five Boeing 777 freighters, we are able to expand our express service between the Asia Pacific region and the Americas,” said Travis Cobb, Director of DHL Express. “We are optimistic about growth on the trans-Pacific trade routes after the pandemic subsides.”