Evergreen to undertake Boeing 767-300BCF work
Boeing has announced that Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) programme.
Under the agreement, EGAT, an aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facility in Taiwan, will modify and convert 767-300s into BCFs.
The first 767 to undergo the modifications and conversions F will be inducted into EGAT’s facility in 2017, with redelivery anticipated in 2018.
Boeing has received 27 firm orders from customers worldwide for the 767-300BCF.
EGAT has successfully carried out complex airframe conversions for Boeing before, having produced the manufacturer’s fleet of Boeing Dreamlifters – converted 747-400s used to transport parts for the 787. It also converted a 747-400 into a Propulsion Test Platform for GE Aviation in 2014.
The 767-300BCF will have around the same cargo capability as the 767-300 production freighter with approximately 50 tonnes of structural payload and 24 pallet positions on the main deck.
The aircraft will have a range of approximately 3,000nm (5,930km) and a 412,000lb (187,270kg) maximum take-off weight.
Boeing’s current market outlook forecasts a need for 400 widebody conversions over the next two decades.