ben88
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777/A330 As A Freighter

Mon Apr 23, 2001 6:03 pm

When/where do you think we will see a 777 or A330 in a cargo only configuration? Would be very interesting!
 
na
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RE: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Mon Apr 23, 2001 6:53 pm

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?
 
XXXX10
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RE: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:49 pm

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
 
A330/B777
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RE: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:52 pm

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.
 
baec777
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RE: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Tue Apr 24, 2001 7:55 am

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
 
dutchjet
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RE: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:29 am

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.
 
baec777
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Re: 777/A330 As A Freighter

Tue Apr 24, 2001 12:06 pm

Repeated Reply

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.

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