mjoelnir wrote:jeffrey0032j wrote:mjoelnir wrote:
What shortage of 767 frames for p2f conversions? There are heaps of stored frames, most getting scrapped as nobody needs them. A330 p2f gives you a more capable, both payload and range, frame.
Oh and also, the A330 may be more capable in terms of payload and range, but it doesn't fit in the ramp space of many of the largest air freight providers/integrators. These ramp spaces were optimized for the A300/310 and the 767 fits nicely into the space. Remember that increasing the ramp space required for each plane will reduce the amount of planes that can be served, and hence reducing the cargo handling capacity at the cargo hubs. Plus, most operators don't need the payload or the range of the A330s, or have decided that other planes could be more optimal in doing it if they require payload and range beyond the 767's (eg 777F/747F).
About what are you arguing? I just said that the A330 P2F is in a different class than the 767 P2F. You declared that A330 P2F is only happening because of the unavailability of 767-300ER, what is totally nonsense.
Refer to this post:
According to Atlas the used 767 market is going dry and they are looking into the A330P2F market. We’ll see what happens going forward.
It is good to visit Boeing threads for updates even if one is an ardent Airbus supporter and vice versa.
Plus, I didn't say the A330P2F is happening because the 767 supply is running low, I said some companies are looking at the A330 only after they have looked high and low on the 767 market.
Edited with the original article:
https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/dwin ... atlas-air/