DHL Express (DHL) has announced from the Dubai Air Show that it has placed an order for nine 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs), it’s largest order to date for the aircraft type. The acquisition will help expand DHL’s long-haul intercontinental fleet respond to increased global demand for cargo capacity.
DHL has already taken delivery of seven of a batch of eight 767-300BCFs that have been leased to DHL partner airlines in the Middle East and Latin America in support of its expanding regional networks. The 767-300BCF is the most efficient medium wide-body converted freighter and can carry up to 51.6 tonnes (113,900 pounds) up to 6,190 kilometres (3,345 nautical miles).
“We are confident in the quality and OEM expertise that comes with Boeing’s converted freighters,” explains Geoff Kehr, senior vice president, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express. “The additional B767 freighters are part of our efforts to modernise DHL’s long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently. Our goal is to enhance our well-connected global network whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption to benefit the environment, partners and customers alike.”
Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing commented: “We are pleased that DHL continues to expand its 767-300BCF fleet to help meet the growing demand for its global logistics and cargo business. The versatility of the 767-300BCF makes it the preferred medium wide-body converted freighter for both the general and express cargo markets, ensuring DHL will have the capability, reliability and efficiency it needs to capture growth opportunities and maximise its air cargo operations.”Email Post to a Friend