Seattle-based Saltchuk Aviation, parent company of Northern Air Cargo, Aloha Air Cargo and StratAir, will grow its medium-widebody freighter fleet, topping up its orderbook with Boeing for three 767-300BCFs with an option for one more [FATs 007822-7825].
Saltchuk Aviation told Cargo Facts that the planes are being converted at the ST Engineering facility in Singapore (QPG).
This latest order builds on Northern Air Cargo’s 2021 order for four 767-300BCF conversions. The airline acquired four ex-Ethiopian Airlines units (30563, 30564, 30565 and 30566) with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines as conversion feedstock, and recently took redelivery of the first aircraft (30563), according to a Boeing statement. That 2000-vintage 767 had arrived at PVG in February.
Saltchuk Aviation currently has four 767-300BDSFs in operation across its three carriers, which are all on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM).
Boeing completed the fiftieth 767-300BCF conversion in December 2021, and at the start of 2022 increased its conversion capacity for the program with the addition of a sixth line at the ST Aerospace (Guangzhou) Aviation Services facility in Guangzhou (CAN).
Recent 767 conversions have been sourced with units previously in service with such carriers as Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, ANA and Condor.