Saltchuk Aviation orders more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Boeing

Saltchuk Aviation has placed an order for up to four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).

The deal includes three firm orders and one option for the medium widebody freighter.

Saltchuk Aviation placed its first order with Boeing for four 767-300BCF in early 2021. The first 767-300BCF as part of the initial deal was delivered to the carrier earlier this month.

Saltchuk Aviation’s carriers have operated 767 converted freighters in their respective fleets alongside 737 freighters since 2016.

Saltchuk Aviation’s Aloha Air Cargo, Northern Air Cargo and StratAir provide services to Hawaii and Alaska, as well as destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

The 767-300BCF can carry up to 51.6 tonnes (113,900 pounds) up to 6,190 km (3,345 nautical miles).

“We continue to see long-term air cargo trends that support fleet growth in the markets served by our three air cargo brands, and are excited to expand our partnership with Boeing,” said Betsy Seaton, president and chief executive of Saltchuk Aviation.

“Converting these 767-300ER will bring highly-reliable capacity to our network, and backed by Boeing’s OEM expertise, we expect these freighters to operate in our fleet for the next 15-20 years.”

“We are honoured that Saltchuk Aviation has again selected the highly-versatile 767-300BCF as its freighter of choice to unlock global air cargo opportunities,” said Kate Schaefer, vice president of Boeing’s commercial modifications, engineering & specialty products business.

“With our OEM advantage, we are committed to providing Saltchuk Aviation with the capacity it needs for growth now, and supporting their Boeing Converted Freighter fleet well into the future.”

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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]