First 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter Takes Flight
Boeing and ANA celebrated the inaugural flight of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter last week, as well as completion of the airplanes journey to Seattle on the airplanes second flight. Picture courtesy of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. [Mod: Can't bring the picture link, due to special code on the original page]
KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Bernama) -- Boeing and ANA celebrated the inaugural flight of the first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter last week, as well as completion of the airplanes journey to Seattle on the airplanes second flight.
The home city of Boeing Commercial Airplanes will be the base for the 767-300BCFs flight test and certification activities that will take place over the next few months, the company said in a statement released here Monday.
After a first flight of just more than three hours April 9, the airplane departed for Seattle April 10, from the ST Aviation Services Co. (SASCO) facility at Paya Lebar airport in Singapore, where the conversion from a passenger jet to a freighter took place.
The 50-tonne-capacity freighter flew nonstop to Seattle, completing the 14-hour, 51-minute flight at 10:13 a.m., the same day but 15 time zones away.
Boeing Flight Operations pilots stationed in Seattle will conduct the flight test program. Delivery and certification of the freighter are expected in June.
The airplane is painted in the livery of Japan-based ANA, the launch customer for the 767-300BCF, and the livery of ALLEX, a joint venture between ANA, Nippon Express and Kintestsu World Express.