Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) have announced plans to create additional capacity for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to help meet continued strong market demand.
The agreement, revealed by the two companies during a signing ceremony at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, will expand freighter conversion capacity at GAMECO, opening two new 767-300BCF conversion lines next year.
GAMECO will be the first MRO in China to convert the 767-300BCF and the only MRO converting both the 767-300BCF and the 737-800BCF. Earlier this year, GAMECO announced plans to open a third 737-800BCF conversion line.
Boeing forecasts 1,720 freighter conversions will be needed over the next 20 years. Of those, 520 will be wide-body conversions with Asia carriers accounting for more than 40% of that demand. The 767-300BCF has more than 95 orders and commitments.Email Post to a Friend