Boeing has finalized a deal with aircraft leasing company Guggenheim Aviation Partners to convert three 767-300ER passenger planes to freighters. The conversions will be done at Singapore’s ST Aviation Services and completed for delivery by 2013. The 767-300BCFs with will be able to carry 52 tonnes of cargo and achieve 5.5 per cent more fuel efficiency on a 3000-nautical mile mission.
Steve Rimmer, chief executive of Guggenheim Aviation Partners, said that a converted freighter was a better choice in the current economy than a 767 production freighter. These freighters would provide “a flexible and economic option for the medium-haul freighter market”, accordin to Rimmer.