Thursday, July 24, 2008 (1:00am)
FRANKFURT, Germany, July 24, 2008 - The first MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighter to enter service with Aeroflot Cargo was the center of attention today at the carrier's facility at Frankfurt-Hahn airport. The airplane represents the efforts of both Boeing Capital Corp., in the structuring of the leasing arrangement, and Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which provided engineering support and conducted the modification work at subcontractor facilities in Europe.
Aeroflot Cargo, which operates four DC-10 freighters, is leasing the three MD-11BCFs on a multi-year basis and also has committed to acquire three additional MD-11 airplanes to undergo freighter conversion with Boeing's help.
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications