Boeing Airplane Services has contracted with All Nippon Airways for the modification of a 747-200 airplane from passenger-to-freighter configuration. The modification will be completed at the Wichita Modification Center. The airplane is scheduled for arrival in November 2001.
Passenger-to-freighter modification primarily involves the removal of passenger furnishings, installation of a side cargo door and installation of a cargo handling system. The converted 747-200 will be capable of carrying approximately 230,000 pounds of cargo; its range will be approximately 3,200 nautical miles with full payload.
"This is the fifth 747 freighter conversion that Boeing will perform for All Nippon Airways," said Bob Avery, president of Boeing Airplane Services. "We are honored that ANA has once again chosen Boeing for passenger-to-freighter modification work."
All Nippon Airways - one of the largest Boeing 767 operators in the world - currently operates a total of 110 Boeing jetliners, including 37 747s, 21 777s and 52 767s. Earlier this year, ANA ordered an additional nine 767s for delivery during the airline's fiscal year 2002.
Boeing Airplane Services provides a full range of total service solutions for the world's passenger and cargo airlines. Offerings include engineering retrofit packages, avionics upgrades, in-flight entertainment systems integration, cabin management solutions, passenger-to-freighter conversions, recovery and repair services, and aircraft performance improvements for Boeing commercial airplanes. Boeing Airplane Services is a unit of the Commercial Aviation Services organization and, as part of The Boeing Company, has access to all the experience and technical capabilities of the world's largest aerospace company.
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