Mammoth invests in MRO firm to support B777 conversions

By Damian Brett

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Mammoth Freighters has invested in widebody maintenance and modification firm GDC Technics to support its Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion programmes.

Located at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, GDC has a 840,000 sq ft facility and six widebody hangar bays for modification and maintenance work on 777 aircraft.

Mammoth Co-chief executive Bill Tarpley said: “By partnering with GDC, our Mammoth 777 -200LR and -300ER freighter conversions and support initiative will be centrally located in the US in a facility designed specifically for 777-200/300 aircraft and with a skilled labor force in place.”

Brad Foreman, GDC chief executive, added: “We believe Mammoth is positioned to be the leading passenger-to-freighter conversion company in the world and are excited about the potential. We see a huge market for freighter conversion lines. Coupled with our existing connectivity, MRO and VIP services, this positions GDC for continuous growth in the market.”

Mammoth Freighters revealed plans to launch Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion programmes earlier this month.

The company was founded in December 2020 by Bill Wagner and Tarpley, and is backed by private investment funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC and its affiliates.

Mammoth has launched its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) development programme with the plan to achieve US Federal Aviation Authority approval in the second half of 2023.

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