Atlanta-based UPS has received its second 767-300BDSF (28039, ex-Air Italy), on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing division of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) [FAT 005159]. This is also the third freighter-converted 767-300F to be dry-leased to UPS from CAM.
Unit 28039 was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv (TLV) and redelivered in October 2019. It was painted in Roswell (ROW) and has been in Wilmington (ILN) since the end of October. The aircraft conducted a test flight around ILN on Nov. 19 and was ferried to the UPS hub in Louisville (SDF) on Nov. 21. It is not known at this point whether it will then follow the first dry-leased 767F that was redelivered in August, sister plane 28041, which made its way to the European hub in Cologne (CGN) and has been flying around Europe since Oct. 22.
Earlier this year, CAM acquired three 767-300BCFs from Japanese carrier ANA Cargo. We recently reported that the first frame (25136), which made its way across the Pacific in August, would be joining the UPS fleet and was in the process of being re-registered. The aircraft has been undergoing conformity at ILN since Oct. 17 after being painted by Landlocked Aviation at Lake Charles (CWF), and has still not been handed over to the integrator.
CAM took redelivery of the second 767-300BCF (24632) from ANA on Nov. 15. The aircraft is now at ILN. Cargo Facts believes it is very likely that unit 24632 will also be leased to UPS, given ATSG recently confirmed as part of its 3Q19 results that it would be placing four 767Fs with the integrator during the fourth quarter.
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