Boeing delivers first 767-300BCF
15 / 06 / 2008
BOEING, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd and All Nippon Airways, celebrated the completion and certification of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter at a redelivery ceremony held in Singapore. Boeing launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion programme in 2005 with three firm orders and four options for ANA. Since then, ANA has exercised all the options, and now has ordered seven PTF conversions in all.
“We are delighted to take delivery of the first 767-300BCF. It will be a key aircraft in the expansion of our cargo operation and express delivery services to countries neighbouring Japan,” said Shinsuke Maki, ANA’s senior vice-president engineering and maintenance. “The 767 has long been the work-horse of the ANA passenger fleet; it is very gratifying to see an old friend work beyond retirement, and in doing so contribute to the environment in terms of saving and reusing resources. We thank Boeing for their design and SASCO for their work in carrying out the conversion,” he added.
“Boeing employees and ST Aerospace worked as true partners to complete this well-designed and expertly managed conversion,” said Lou Mancini, vice-president and general manager for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “We do everything possible to help customers increase the environmental and operational efficiencies throughout the entire lifespan of their airplanes.”
Tay Kok Khiang, president of ST Aerospace, said: “This first 767-300BCF redelivery is another demonstration of ST Aerospace’s ability to provide on-time, quality and reliable conversions. We are honoured by Boeing’s and ANA’s trust in us, and are pleased to work with our long time partners to, once again, deliver a quality product that meets their expectations. We will continue to leverage on our engineering capabilities to enhance customers’ asset reliability and value.”