Shipping lines' grip on air cargo deepens as CMA CGM gets its second 777F
CMA CGM Air Cargo has had its second 777 freighter delivered in a week, bringing ...
Aircraft lessor Gecas appears to be increasingly warming to freighters. It has now ordered 15 conversions of the 777-300ER from IAI, which has launched the conversion programme, in what is the first after-market cargo modification for the 777, according to FlightGlobal.
The new freighter will be larger than the factory 777 freighter, with 10 more positions than the 777-200LRF – and eight more than a factory 747-400F.
Gecas said it thought the -300ERSF can capture 40 to 50% of the overall widebody market (ie up to 175 aircraft), with the remainder being taken by new-build freighters. And conversions might start to happen for younger aircraft, it added.