DHL Express Orders Nine Boeing 767-300BCFs, Their Largest Converted Freighter Order to Date
From the Dubai Airshow on Monday, DHL Express placed an order for nine Boeing 767-300BCF aircraft, their largest Boeing Converted Freighter order to date. The additional freighters will help expand DHL’s intercontinental fleet in response to e-commerce demand.
On Monday (November 15, 2021), from the Dubai Airshow, Boeing announced that DHL Express has placed an order for nine Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), their largest converted freighter order to date. The expanded 767-300BCF fleet will strengthen DHL’s response in light of increased e-commerce demand. DHL has previously taken delivery of seven of eight 767-300BCF that have been leased to DHL partner airlines in the Middle East and Latin America. The Boeing 767-300BCF is the world’s most efficient widebody converted freighter, with the ability to carry up to 51.6 tons (113,900 lbs.) up to 6,190 kilometers (3,345 nautical miles). Boeing's 767 Freighters provide the lowest operational costs per trip with both excellent payload and range capacity.
In Tuesday’s announcement, DHL Express’ SVP – Global Air Fleet Management, Geoff Kehr, said,
“We are confident in the quality and OEM expertise that comes with Boeing's converted freighters. The additional B767 freighters are part of our efforts to modernize DHL's long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently. Our goal is to enhance our well-connected global network whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption to benefit the environment, partners and customers alike.”
Also commenting on the 767-300BCF order, Boeing’s SVP – Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said,
“We are pleased that DHL continues to expand their 767-300BCF fleet to help meet the growing demand for their global logistics and cargo business. The versatility of the 767-300BCF makes it the preferred medium widebody converted freighter for both the general and express cargo markets, ensuring DHL will have the capability, reliability and efficiency they need to capture growth opportunities and maximize their air cargo operations.”
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