Sunset greets this Capital Cargo International 757PCF on arrival at BFI. Previously operating from Miami to destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, N620DL (msn: 22910) has lately been operating a twice-daily weekday DHL-related run between Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. The routing of this run is very similar to a now-defunct route operated by Air Transport International with DC-8-70Fs on behalf of the now-shuttered BAX network.
Orlando-based Capital Cargo, like Air Transport International, has been part of Air Transport Services Group since 2007. Capital operates a fleet of 12 727-200s and two converted 757 freighters.
N620DL, as the registration implies, was originally delivered to Delta Air Lines in 1986. It was converted for Capital in 2007 by Precision Conversions. The Precision Conversions freighter eliminates the original L1 passenger door and replaces it with a smaller crew entrance further forward on the fuselage that mirrors that of the factory-built 757-200PF (mainly used by UPS).
The 757-200PCF offers 15 main deck pallet positions and, equipped as this one is with Pratt & Whitney 2037 engines, a 2,700 nmi range with 68,000 lbs of payload.
Photographer: Alex Kwanten