Air China receives 747-400BCF
26 / 04 / 2009
AIR China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Company) have taken delivery of the carrier’s first 747-400 Boeing converted freighter. It is the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline. The airplane is converted from an Air China 747-400 Combi.
“Our 747-400BCFs will provide increased efficiency compared to our 747-200Fs and bring greater operational commonality with our newer 747-400 freighters,” said Air China Cargo vice-president Xiao Ping. “We are confident knowing that Boeing managed the overall conversion and will provide outstanding support as we operate the airplane.”
Air China Cargo is receiving the 37th 747-400BCF redelivery and the eighth conversion from a combi model. The aircraft is also the 29th to be converted at the TAECO facility. The second conversion for Air China Cargo also is underway at TAECO.
Nine carriers have ordered 49 747-400BCFs.
“Our Boeing converted freighter programmes are built upon understanding and meeting our customers’ needs,” said Nancy Nicholas, director of the 747-400BCF programme,. “The 747-400BCF is a great airplane that will perform well for Air China Cargo.”