ANA Orders 767-300 Passenger-Freighter Conversion to Build Up Cargo Fleet - Becomes Launch Customer of the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter Program.
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JCN joint communications network (US DoD) Newswire) - The ANA Board of Directors today decided that ANA would become the launch customer of the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF BCF Billion Cubic Feet
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BCF Boeing Converted Freighter ) program. Firm orders for three passenger to freighter conversion aircraft were placed with the manufacturer, with options for four more.
The freighters will be delivered between December 2007 and October 2008, and used principally on short and medium-haul intra-Asian routes, as well as for late night domestic cargo flights.
"It is our intention to make cargo one of ANA's three main businesses, alongside international and domestic passenger services," said ANA President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Mineo Yamamoto. "The Boeing conversion program gives us the flexibility to address our growing need for freighter aircraft in a timely and efficient manner - making best use of ANA's existing resources - as we forge ahead with our plans to create a new cargo airline This article is about the general type of air carrier. For the Israeli cargo airline, see CAL Cargo Air Lines.
Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. and renew our fleet."
"We are very pleased that ANA has chosen the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter and will be our first customer for this important new addition to our freighter family," said Alan Mulally For the English cricketer, see .
Alan Roger Mulally (born August 4, 1945 in Oakland, California) is an American engineer and businessman. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company. , president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas . "The 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter is a wonderful solution for ANA's operation in the dynamic Asian cargo market."
The converted 767-300ER freighter will have almost the same capacity as the production model in terms of payload, range and maximum takeoff weight The Maximum Takeoff Weight or Maximum Takeoff Mass of an aircraft is the maximum weight at which the pilot of the aircraft is allowed to attempt to take off. The Maximum Takeoff Weight is the heaviest weight at which the aircraft has been shown to meet all the airworthiness . The prototype conversion will take around nine months to complete, with follow-on conversions taking less time, and at a fraction of the US$150 million list price of a brand new 767-300F Freighter. The conversion option allows ANA to make use of its existing 767-300ER aircraft beyond retirement from passenger operations, as freighter aircraft typically have a longer life-cycle than passenger aircraft of the same type.
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