Boeing eyes 757,767 cargo conversions - Flight
LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Airplane Services (BAS) (NYSE:BA - news) plans to launch 757 and 767 freighter conversion programmes by end-1999, as part of plans to attack the cargo conversion market, Flight International reported in its latest issue.
Boeing estimates the conversion market could be worth $15 billion over the next 20 years, the magazine said.
The plans include a 757-200 SF(special freighter) and a 767-200 SF, with the 757 likely to be launched first, while some customers may also be offered new build freighters , Flight added.
International express carrier DHL [DHL.CN] is seen as the possible launch customer for the 757 freighter, it said.