ATSG places orders for four more conversions from Boeing
The order was placed for the conversion of four CAM-owned 767-300 aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters, and are slated to begin in late 2023.
Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) announced on Monday that its leasing subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management has placed a second order with Boeing.
The order has been placed for the conversion of four CAM-owned 767-300 aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), with an option for four additional conversions beyond that. The conversions are slated to begin in late 2023.
Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of ATSG, said, "Demand for the 767-300 platform remains strong among e-commerce and express providers. As the world leader in midsize freighter leasing, ATSG is committed to fulfilling our 360-degree brand promise to provide wide-spectrum support for our customers around the globe as they continue to grow market share and expand their reach."
ATSG's initial order of four 767-300BCF conversions was announced in November 2021. With these four additional Boeing conversion commitments, ATSG now has secured with its conversion suppliers over 80 passenger-to-freighter conversion slots over the next five years.
Jens Steinhagen, director of the Boeing Converted Freighter program, said, "We are thrilled that ATSG has again selected the 767-300BCF to increase their portfolio and fleet growth for e-commerce and express customers around the world. The 767-300BCF is in strong demand, and we are adding three additional 767-300BCF conversion lines at new and existing MRO suppliers around the globe to help customers like ATSG provide their customers with the dedicated freighter capacity they need."
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and cargo and passenger air transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their cargo and passenger air lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest lessor of freighter aircraft as well as the largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighters.