Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (GAMECO) together launched the first production line of 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), Boeing China announced Monday.
This 767-300 BCF production line is located at GAMECO's plant in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. It focuses on converting retired 767-300 passenger aircraft to all-cargo freighters, said Boeing China.
This is the latest in a series of capacity expansions to Boeing's passenger-to-freighter conversion programs to help meet ongoing strong market demand, Boeing China added.
The medium-widebody 767-300BCF is tailored to serve customers to develop their air cargo business in the long-haul, regional and feeder markets. It has already received more than 100 orders and commitments globally.
The new line is also the first of two 767-300BCF lines that Boeing plans to launch this year together with GAMECO, which is now operating three production lines in Guangzhou to convert 737-800 freighter.