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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boeing, Guggenheim Converting 767s to Freighters

Boeing has a new agreement with Guggenheim Aviation Partners to convert three 767-300ER passenger aircraft into freighters.

The converted 767s are expected to be delivered to the New York-based aircraft leasing firm in 2013.

The conversion involves installing a side cargo door and surround structure along with new floor panels and freighter tracks. Guggenheim will receive the first 767 with blended winglets to be converted to a 767-300BCF by Boeing.

“We believe the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter, with performance characteristics similar to a 767 production freighter, provides a flexible, economic and attractive option for the medium haul freighter market and we look forward to delivering this to our clients in 2013,” said Steve Rimmer, CEO of Guggenheim Aviation Partners.

Boeing said the conversions will occur at the ST Aviation Services Company (SASCO) facility in Singapore.  

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