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Boeing launches 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:55 pm

Evergreen has been selected to carry out the 767-300 freighter conversion work:

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT) will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program.

Under the agreement, EGAT, an award-winning aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Taiwan, will modify and convert 767-300BCFs.

The first airplane will be inducted in 2017, with redelivery anticipated in 2018. Boeing has received 27 firm orders from customers worldwide for the 767-300BCF.


Press release
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releas ... tem=129817
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:44 pm

You might want to consider changing the title...I thought for a moment Boeing was cancelling the program!
 
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:50 pm

"...well those boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days, those boots are gonna walk all over..."

Any orders/potential on the horizon?
 
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:50 pm

all freighter conversions have always been done by certified modification companies and never by Boeing. Any certified facility can enter this business it's just the costs to do so that keep the numbers low. so is somebody trying to stir the pot here?
 
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:25 pm

kanban wrote:
all freighter conversions have always been done by certified modification companies and never by Boeing. Any certified facility can enter this business it's just the costs to do so that keep the numbers low. so is somebody trying to stir the pot here?


Correct!!! Nothing new here -- 747-4's were done in China, 757's for DHL were done in Mobile and Tel Aviv(?). Boeing just cashes the checks.
 
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:01 pm

kanban wrote:
all freighter conversions have always been done by certified modification companies and never by Boeing. Any certified facility can enter this business it's just the costs to do so that keep the numbers low. so is somebody trying to stir the pot here?


The "BCF" is the new name stemming from the old "SF" meaning Special Freighter. The BCF is engineered by Boeing but the actual conversion is done by sub-contractors as mentioned.
The older 747-200SF and 747-300SF were actually engineered and converted by Boeing in Wichita when there was commercial mod center there. When Boeing Aircraft Services (BAS), at the time, closed down BAS Wichita, all of the engineering was transferred to Seattle.

Note : IAI -Bedek , freighter conversion (737-300BDSF,767-200BDSF, 767-300BDSF and 747-400BDSF) are not Boeing engineered , but are engineered by an IAI held STC.
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:29 am

Polot wrote:
You might want to consider changing the title...I thought for a moment Boeing was cancelling the program!

Same here. That word can be read either way. Just adding "in" after boots will make it clear.
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:58 am

Come on guys, booting up, like booting up your computer or booting up a program.
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Re: Boeing boots 767-300 P2F

Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:45 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Come on guys, booting up, like booting up your computer or booting up a program.


Unless used in the context of a computer, the verb "boot" typically means kicked out (i.e. "given the boot").
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Re: Boeing launches 767-300 P2F

Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:49 am

This isn't the launching of the 767-300BCF, just another company that will perform BCF conversions for Boeing. The 767-300BCF was launched in 2005 with an order from ANA, with the first conversion delivered to ANA in 2008 from ST Aerospace.

Boeing press release of first 767-300BCF delivery
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2008-06-16- ... oes-to-ANA

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