Air Canada Cargo’s newbuild 767 freighters arrive

Boeing 767F. Photo: Air Canada

Air Canada Cargo has taken delivery of two newbuild Boeing 767-300 freighters.

The freighters are expected to enter service soon said Air Canada Cargo on May 2.

“We are thrilled to see our two factory-built Boeing 767 freighters land in Toronto for the first time today, joining our growing freighter fleet,” said the carrier in a LinkedIn post.

“Fins 662 and 663 will soon enter commercial service and serve our valued customers around the world.”

Air Canada ordered the two factory-built 767-300Fs in April last year.

The 767-300Fs allow Air Canada Cargo to offer five different maindeck configurations, increasing the overall cargo capacity of each aircraft to nearly 58 tonnes or 438 cu m, with approximately 75% of this capacity on the maindeck.

The two factory-built freighters are in addition to the eight 767-300s that are being converted for Air Canada Cargo operations.

Air Canada Cargo is also due to take delivery of two newbuild 777Fs in 2024.

The addition of freighter aircraft to Air Canada’s fleet allows Air Canada Cargo to provide consistent capacity on key air cargo routes.

Freighters also increase Air Canada Cargo’s capability to transport goods such as automotive and aerospace parts, oil and gas equipment, pharmaceuticals and perishables, as well as handling the growing demand for fast, reliable shipment of e-commerce goods.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]