DHL Express to add four converted B767-300Fs

By Damian Brett

DHL Express will add four B767-300 Boeing converted freighters (BCF) as part of its efforts to continue modernising and growing its fleet.

DHL said the move was a step towards “modernising its long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently”.

Work on the conversions will start in the fourth quarter of this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

“We are excited to introduce additional B767 freighters to the DHL Express air network,” explains Geoff Kehr, senior vice president global air fleet management at DHL Express.

“The freighter type offers a proven versatility and we appreciate the opportunity to further enhance efficiency while simultaneously improving our environmental footprint.”

The 767-300BCF has virtually the same cargo capability as the 767-300F production freighter with approximately 50 tonnes structural payload at a range of approximately 5,556 km and 186,880 kg maximum takeoff weight.

DHL Express expects further growth of cross-border e-commerce trade and, as a result, increased demand for intercontinental delivery services.

Since 2019, DHL Express has also added 14 B777Fs to replace older B747-400s. DHL Express operates more than 260 dedicated aircraft with 17 partner airlines on over 3,000 daily flights across 220 countries and territories.

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