Four freighters to choose from
New and converted medium range B767Fs are high on the list. These continue to be popular with the integrators and operators which are flying on behalf of Amazon. Boeing still has the B767F
production line open but also has their conversion programme as well in the hope that they can keep up with demand.
In comparison to Airbus, the Seattle manufacturer is lucky to have four freighter options still open.
The venerable B747F can still be ordered as the -8F version, although demand is lacking. Carriers such as UPS and AirBridgeCargo are keeping the line open.
The new runner, although with a lower payload than the 747F is the B777F. This is the most popular long-haul freighter now in service and Airbus has not been able to compete with their A330F. The
B777F has a longer range than the big sister 747F.
Last, but not least, the B737 freighter which is experiencing a revival. Boeing offers a conversion programme as well along with various other P2F conversion companies around the globe.
If the world remains stable and the economy is not irreparably hit with economic chaos during the coming years, then Boeing’s prognosis may well turn out to be fact.
John Mc Donagh