Boeing picks Evergreen Aviation Technologies for 767-300 P2F conversions

<p style="text-align: justify;">Boeing that Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) programme.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Under the agreement, EGAT, an award-winning aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Taiwan, will modify and convert 767-300BCFs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The first airplane will be inducted in 2017, with redelivery anticipated […]

Boeing picks Evergreen Aviation Technologies for 767-300 P2F conversions
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<p style="text-align: justify;">Boeing that Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) programme.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Under the agreement, EGAT, an award-winning aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Taiwan, will modify and convert 767-300BCFs.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The first airplane will be inducted in 2017, with redelivery anticipated in 2018. <a title="Boeing" href="boeing.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Boeing</a> has received 27 firm orders from customers worldwide for the 767-300BCF.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“The customer demand we’ve received for Boeing Converted Freighters is a testament to the quality and value of our products,” said Mike Fleming, vice president, Fleet Services, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“Boeing-managed conversions provide dependability, reliability and operational efficiency advantages that will help our customers adapt and succeed in the evolving air cargo marketplace."</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The 767-300BCF conversion entails the modification of a passenger airplane to the cargo configuration. Converted 767-300BCFs have about the same cargo capability as the 767-300 production freighter with approximately 50 tonnes structural payload at a range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles (5,930 km.) and 412,000 lbs. (187,270 kilograms) maximum takeoff weight. There are 24 pallet positions on the main deck.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">An experienced Boeing partner, EGAT has successfully carried out complex airframe conversions that built up the fleet of Boeing Dreamlifters – converted 747 airplanes used to support the 787 programme – since 2005, as well as a 747-400 Propulsion Test Platform for GE Aviation in 2014.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“We look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship with Boeing through our partnership on the 767-300BCF programme,” said Michael Chang, chairman of EGAT. “Airline customers who order Boeing’s 767-300BCF will benefit from the outstanding, high-quality products engineered by Boeing, as well as an on-time conversion performed at an award-winning facility in EGAT.”</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The expansion of Boeing’s passenger-to-freighter MRO supplier base supports market growth. Boeing's current market outlook forecasts a need for 400 widebody conversions over the next two decades, with strong demand for 767 freighter conversions due to growth in e-commerce.</p>
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