Iceland-based Avion Aircraft Trading purchased four 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters, which will be operated by its subsidiary Air Atlanta Icelandic as replacements for older 747-200 Freighters. Air Atlanta Icelandic will receive the first of the four converted freighters in August 2007. This illustration depicts a 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter in Air Atlanta Icelandic livery.
After conversion from a passenger airplane to a freighter, the airplane will look much the same from the outside, with the exception of a new side cargo door. Inside, however, crews will have removed seats, galleys and lavatories; rewired the airplane and updated avionics; cut a large opening in the fuselage to receive the side cargo door; strengthened the main-deck floor beams; installed main-deck lining and made provisions for a new cargo-handling system.
When Boeing redelivered the first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter in December 2005, it was certified to meet the new Federal Aviation Administration Changed Product rule, which means the conversion complies with the latest standards for a brand-new airplane, exceeding the standards that were in place when the airplane was first built.