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777/A330 As A Freighter  
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

When/where do you think we will see a 777 or A330 in a cargo only configuration? Would be very interesting!

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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

I guess both will be reality quite soon. The successful MD-11F is history now and all pax-MD11s will be converted eventually (half of them are already freighters or are planned to be converted in the near future), so the similar-sized 777 would be a perfect follower. Its a wonder to me that Boeing didn´t lauch it already.
A330F is another issue. Maybe the A340 makes a better freigher?


User currently offlineXxxx10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

I have ewad (Airliner World Magazine) that Airbus are looking into the A330F

I beleive some airlines i.e. Malaysian use their passenger A330's for flights carrying only freight


User currently offlineA330/B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Airbus has already begun offering an A330-200 freighter to compete against the B767-300F. It is possible that it will get launched at the Paris Air Show this summer. It is aparently recieving quite a lot of intrest. The A330-200F was introduced to the public at the begining of the year. I doubt that the A340 would be that desierable as a new-build frieghter, it's costs are higher, and nonstop flights are not that crucial for frieght operators. And at any rate, the A330-200F will have a range of at least 4000nm, comparable to the 767F, so it will be a trans-Atlantic cargo carrier. Unlike the A300F that it to an extent replaces.

Boeing is the company that carries out the conversions for MD-11 pax to frieghters. There are still lots of Md-11s in pax service, so maybe Boeing doesn't want to hurt it's own operation, as demand for used MD-11 will only fizzle once thier all gone, or there's a better alternative. That's where a 777F could fit in.


User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Boeing can hold cargo containers, but not fully as a 744F, actually Boeing has a freighter trijet, that's a Boeing MD10.  Smokin cool

Airbus, I dont know if they do, but I heard they have A300-600F, but I don't know about the others.

Baec777  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

New-build freighters are very expensive, and there are only a few airlines that can afford to purchase them - ie Fedex, Atlas, Cargolux, UPS. The A300-600 is having a great "second-life" as a pure freighter and at some point, I guess when the A330 order backlog begins decreasing, we will see an A330 take over this role. A 777F is still a few years away, I think: 747 and MD-11 conversions are still more practical and economical plus, there will be many, many 762/763 aircraft in future available for conversion.

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

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Boeing 777s can hold cargo containers, but not fully as a 744F, actually Boeing has a freighter trijet, that's a Boeing MD10.

Airbus, I dont know if they do, but I heard they have A300-600F, but I don't know about the others.

Boeing & FedEx

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Baec777  Smokin cool


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