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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. 

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