Boeing’s Converted Air Cargo Freighters Add 20 More Years Of Life!

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Freighter conversion is doubling the life of passenger airplanes. To convert them, engineers create original design solutions for each airplane. After extensive work, the converted airplanes are sent back to work as freighters with air cargo airlines for another 20 years, saving them from being parked and replacing less efficient freighters at the same time.

Air transport is a component of many international logistics networks, managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources like products, services, and people, from the source of production to the marketplace. Logistics involves the geographical repositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finished inventories.

Larger cargo airlines tend to use new or recently built aircraft to carry their freight, but many use older aircraft, like the Boeing 707, Boeing 727, Douglas DC-8, DC-10, MD-11, Boeing 747, Airbus A300, and the Ilyushin Il-76. Examples of the 60-year-old Douglas DC-3 are still flying around the world carrying cargo (as well as passengers). Short range turboprop airliners such as the An-12, An-26, Fokker Friendship, and British Aerospace ATP are being modified to accept standard air freight pallets to extend their working lives. This normally involves the replacement of glazed windows with opaque panels, the strengthening of the cabin floor and insertion of a broad top-hinged door in one side of the fuselage.

Boeing’s converted freighters provide aircraft to meet the needs of today’s worldwide air logistics requirements. Le Bas International has been providing air logistic support by assisting organizations to include many airlines with AOG requirements for over 25 years! Our specialists are standing by 24/7 to assist with any immediate AOG or Cargo movement need. It’s never been easier. Regardless of the cargo’s shape or size our cargo flight coordinators are trained to offer the most cost effective flight options while providing detailed information on all aspects of your specific flight. Call us at +1.805.593.0510 or email us at for assistance.

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