SINGAPORE: World’s first 767- 300BCF goes to ANA

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), The Boeing Company (Boeing) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) celebrated the completion and certification of the first-ever 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) in Singapore recently. Boeing launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion programme in 2005 with three firm orders and four options from ANA. Since then, ANA has exercised […]


Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), The Boeing Company (Boeing) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) celebrated the completion and certification of the first-ever 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) in Singapore recently.

Boeing launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion programme in 2005 with three firm orders and four options from ANA. Since then, ANA has exercised all the options, and now has ordered seven PTF conversions in all.

“We are delighted to take delivery of the first 767-300BCF. It will be a key aircraft in the expansion of our cargo operation and express delivery services to countries neighbouring Japan,” said ANA’s senior VP Engineering & Maintenance, Shinsuke Maki .

The freighter will be operated by the express operation All Express Corp., which will soon begin operations under the brand Allex, a joint venture of ANA, Kintetsu World Express and Nippon Express.

“The 767 has long been the workhorse of the ANA passenger fleet; it is very gratifying to see an old friend work beyond retirement, and in doing so contribute to the environment in terms of saving and reusing resources,” Maki added.

The ANA aircraft began its transformation from a passenger aircraft to a freighter on 18 October 2007, when it arrived at ST Aerospace’s subsidiary ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO) in Paya Lebar, Singapore.