Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
An Atlas Air 747 being loaded with cargo. (Photo: Atlas Air Worldwide, Inc.)

Atlas Air Adds 747s As Cargo Demand Grows

On Tuesday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide announced it had purchased four new Boeing 747-8 freighters. According to the carrier, the jets have been ordered to help the company meet growing cargo demand, especially as the e-commerce and express sectors skyrocket due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Why the 747-8F? Atlas Air is the largest operator of the 747 series aircraft, with 53 in its fleet. While the company has a mix of 747-8Fs, 747-400Fs and Large Cargo Freighters (LCF), the company…