March 6 - Cargolux has taken delivery of its 12th Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft, which becomes the 30th 747 freighter the airline has purchased from Boeing since 1979.

Cargolux has named its latest freighter 'Joe Sutter - Father of the 747' in honour of the man who designed the 747 aircraft in the 1960s.

The new aircraft, LX-VCL, arrived in Luxembourg from Seattle with a consignment of cargo, consisting of 92 units of RFP piping for a chlorine plant in Saudi Arabia. Panalpina handled the shipping arrangements.

The Cargolux fleet now contains 23 aircraft, including twelve 747-8 freighter and eleven 747-400 freighters.