LONDON – Day 2 of the Dubai Air Show begins with DHL Express placing an order for nine Boeing 767-300BCF aircraft.
This order represents the largest Boeing Converted Freighter order placed by the airline, which will expand the carrier’s long-haul intercontinental fleet in response to increased global demand for cargo capacity.
Commenting on the news was Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior VP of Commercial Sales and Marketing who explained the benefits of this type to the airline.
“We are pleased that DHL continues to expand their 767-300BCF fleet to help meet the growing demand
s for their global logistics and cargo business.”
“The versatility of the 767-300BCF makes it the preferred medium widebody converted freighter for both the general and express cargo markets, ensuring DHL will have the capability, reliability, and efficiency they need to capture growth opportunities and maximize their air cargo operations.”
DHL Express will benefit from the lowest operating costs per trip with significant range capability and strong payload numbers of being able to carry 51.6 tonnes per flight.
It is looking slowly like Boeing’s theme of the airshow is going to be the BCF program, which comes as no surprise given the extra demand for cargo caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.