Boeing adds 767-300BCF conversion capacity to support growing customer demand

Boeing and ST Engineering today announced at the Singapore Airshow plans to create additional capacity for the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to support growing customer demand worldwide.

In the second half of 2022, Boeing will add a 767-300BCF conversion line at ST Engineering’s airframe facility in Guangzhou, China.

“Boeing is pleased to further expand our strong and long-standing relationship with ST Engineering on the versatile 767-300BCF and its global customer base,” said Ted Colbert, President & CEO of Boeing Global Services. “ST Engineering has been an MRO supplier for more than forty 767-300BCF conversions and their technical expertise and commitment to the program is recognized and greatly appreciated."   

“Our latest 767-300BCF conversion line will strongly augment the conversion capacity for the Boeing Converted Freighter,” said Jeffrey Lam, Commercial Aerospace President, ST Engineering. “We look forward to replicating our long-term collaboration with Boeing by consistently delivering on time and high-quality conversions,” he said.

The new line adds to the two 767-300BCF additional conversion lines Boeing previously announced at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO), an existing MRO supplier for 737-800BCF conversions. Last year, Boeing also announced plans to add eight 737-800BCF conversion lines across new and existing MRO suppliers.

The 767-300BCF now has more than 100 orders and commitments from customers around the globe, providing widebody converted freighter capability to meet growing market demand. This includes orders placed late last year from customers ATSG, a global leader in cargo leasing, and DHL, who placed its largest single 767-300BCF order to date.

ST Engineering and Boeing held a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow. Shown signing the certificates are, Ted Colbert, President & CEO of Boeing Global Services and Jeffrey Lam, Commercial Aerospace President, ST Engineering.

The 767-300BCF is a versatile aircraft that allows carriers to develop in long-haul, regional and feeder markets. With the lowest operating cost per trip among medium-widebody freighter conversions, the 767-300BCF is the solution of choice in the size category, with more than 100 orders and commitments.

Boeing forecasts a need for 1,720 freighter conversions over the next 20 years. Asia-Pacific-based airlines will require 505 large and medium widebody freighters, both production and conversions, through year 2040, according to the 2021 Boeing Commercial Market Outlook.

With more than 40 years of experience in passenger-to-freighter conversions, Boeing brings unparalleled expertise in the original airplane design, fully integrated manuals and world-class technical support, as well as deep knowledge of air cargo industry needs, to every conversion. In addition, operators benefit from the industry’s largest portfolio of digital maintenance and fleet performance tools, helping them to maximize their operations and get the most from their freighter fleet.

Learn more about the 767-300BCF and the complete Boeing freighter family.