Atlas Air has signed a deal with Boeing to
convert nine B767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted
Four of the orders were previously announced at
Farnborough International Airshow in July, attributed to an
Atlas Air Worldwide is based in Purchase,
"Boeing has been a longtime and trusted partner
as we've built our fleet and business," said President and Chief
Executive Officer William J. Flynn, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.
"We look forward to continuing to work with Boeing to provide
operational excellence and support for our customers."
Through its freighter conversion program, Boeing transitions
passenger airplanes into freighters, extending the economic life
of the airplane.
"We look forward to supporting Atlas with
our Boeing Converted Freighters as they expand their freighter
operations," said Rick Anderson, vice president of sales and
marketing, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. "With more than 40
years of experience in passenger-to-freighter conversions, Boeing
has a deep understanding of the needs of the air cargo industry.
Our freighter conversion program not only provides customers with
world-class Boeing platforms, we also offer global support and the assurance of a Boeing-backed program."
market outlook forecasts a need for 400 widebody conversions over
the next two decades, with strong demand for 767 freighter
conversions due to a rise in e-commerce.
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