Florida-based Mammoth Freighters has taken a significant step in its 777-200LRMF program with the induction of its conformity aircraft at the GDC Technics facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW).
Mammoth told Cargo Facts that it has moved forward with the freighter conversion on the 2009-vintage unit 29742 (ex-Delta Air Lines) as planned, but intends to use a second aircraft in parallel for continued digital mapping and geometric data analysis.
The Florida-based aircraft converter intends to receive full certification for its 777-200LRMF program in the second half of 2023.
Unit 29742 began pre-modification test flights with Mammoth at Moses Lake (MWH) in July 2021 before being ferried to AFW in February 2022 to undergo full-freighter conversion. Three other 777-200LRs (29741, 32222 and 39254) arrived at AFW in February, May and June, respectively, from storage in Victorville (VCV).
Mammoth acquired a fifty-percent stake in the MRO unit of Texas-based GDC Technics at AFW to certify and implement conversion lines for its 777-200LRMF and -300LRMF programs.
The principal backer of Mammoth, Fortress Investment Group, provided equity capital through its special acquisition company CF Freighters to purchase ten ex-Delta Air Lines 777-200LRs with GE90-110B1 engines. With four of the ten 777s already designated for delivery to Cargojet, the remaining six will be offered for lease or sale after freighter configuration has been completed.