Canada-based Cargojet Airways has taken redelivery of a 767-200BDSF (30430, ex-UTair) that was converted into freighter configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [FAT 005376]. Unit 30430 is the second 767-200BDSF owned by the carrier.
The aircraft was ferried to Hamilton (YHM) on April 5 from the IAI facility in Tel Aviv (TLV), where it had arrived for conversion in June 2019. It was originally delivered to Continental Airlines in 2000 and joined Russia-based UTair in 2012 for about two years before spending several years in storage.
Cargojet received its first owned 767-200BDSF (30431, ex-UTair) in January. The carrier also sent a recently acquired 767-300 (24083, ex-Air Canada) to TLV for conversion in February.
Apart from unit 24083, several other 767-300s are currently in various stages of conversion by IAI in TLV. Cargo Facts believes unit 24985 (ex-Delta), which was inducted in September 2019 and has been carrying out test flights the past week, will be redelivered in a matter of days.
The remaining aircraft in TLV include:
- 29228 (ex-LATAM), which arrived in July 2019 and last conducted test flights in February;
- 29229 (ex-LATAM), which arrived in August 2019;
- 25448 (ex-American), which arrived in December 2019;
- 26996 and 25450 (ex-American), which arrived in February; and
- 29431 (ex-American), which arrived in March.
Additionally, another ex-LATAM aircraft (29227) appears to be scheduled to fly from Wilmington (ILN) to TLV shortly. This aircraft was sold by LATAM and brought to Mexico City (MEX) in December, then ferried to ILN in March.
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