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DHL adding converted freighters

Boeing converting four passenger aircraft to freighter configuration


July 22, 2020
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DHL Express will add four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).

SEATTLE — DHL Express is adding four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to its fleet of more than 250 aircraft.

This step is part of DHL’s effort to modernize its long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to cut costs and carbon emissions.

Boeing is converting the passenger aircraft to freighter configuration.

“We are excited to introduce additional Boeing 767 freighters to the DHL Express air network,” explains Geoff Kehr, senior vice-president, global air fleet management, DHL Express.

“We have operated the 767-300F model across our global fleet for many years and look forward to continue investing in the platform by adding more 767-300BCFs. The freighter type offers a proven versatility and we appreciate the opportunity to further enhance efficiency while simultaneously improving our environmental footprint. This brings us closer to our Strategy 2025 goals and ensures we deliver the best quality service possible to our customers.”

The world’s most efficient medium wide-body twin-engine freighter, the Boeing 767 freighter family has low direct operating costs, best payload-to-weight ratio and allows airlines to develop new opportunities in the long-haul, regional and feeder markets.

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 kilometres (3,000 nautical miles) and 186,880 kilograms (412,000 pounds) maximum takeoff weight.

“We are delighted DHL has selected Boeing platforms to optimize their operations,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice-president of commercial sales and marketing.

“We are committed to delivering the freighter capacity that DHL needs to succeed.”