They are actually going to produce 747-400BCFs using Boeing "kits". What is odd about this relationship is that my original understanding was that Korean would be (like TAECO is) a contractor to Boeing to do the conversions when it came to doing work for other airlines but would be considered to be using "kits" to do work on its own planes. Basically a semantic game.
Remember that one of the things that Boeing ballyhoos about the BCF (formerly the "SF") is that it's a BOEING-converted freighter, and you're getting the benefit of their experience, know-how, quality-control, etc. However, if you read the press release regarding Korean using the "kits" to convert aircraft for others, Boeing really does seem to define its relationship with Korean (and Korean's relationship to the program) as different from its relationship with, say, TAECO.
Boeing talks about Korean "gaining entry to the market" for freighter conversions. They're setting up a competitor to themselves using their own products to do so? Seems odd. Or just such a sophisticated play that I'm unable to comprehend it.
[Edited 2006-08-05 00:05:37]