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Bedek Decides In Favour Of 777BDSF  
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10804 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...omes-in-on-777-conversions-363182/

Before any serious word from Boeing itself Bedek from Tel Aviv wants to open a new line for freighter conversion as they logically expect older pax-777s to enter the market once the 787 and 350 are flying. They have chosen the 777 over the A330 as conversion candidate, not too surprising, as they are a Boeing-only company so far. I think this will be good business. Strangely they talk about "777", not expressis verbis about the 777-200.
A777BDSF would be excellent to replace the last DC-10s as well as the MD11Fs, the oldest of which are slowly entering the critical age, as well as serving as an upgrade to 767F operators and complement to 777 factory -F operators. Not every 777F owner needs the range of this bird, a -BDSF might do it some. Bedek doesnt give a date, but it sounds realistic to expect the first 777BDSF ready by 2013. This is the way surely many SQ and EK 777s will go. Fedex is waiting, Im sure.

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User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7022 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Are they planning to replace the floorbeams? Any idea on the cost of the conversion? If they offer a low-density conversion without replacing the floorbeams it would probably be attractive to the package carriers, but not to general freight. Might they certify both?


The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
User currently offlinequeb From Canada, joined May 2010, 730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

It's not an official launch. Maybe it's too soon for 777P2F conversion program. IMO

[Edited 2011-10-11 19:55:35]

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