777 freighter conversion methods and their differences

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By the Leeham News Team

Sept. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: The race for the Boeing 777 P2F Freighter conversion is on.

IAI Bedek Big Twin Boeing 777-300ERF passenger-to-freighter conversion. Lessor GECAS, now part of AerCap, was the launch customer of this, the first 777 P2F program. Source: IAI Bedek.

There are three companies in various stages of development. The first, IAI Bedek, announced its conversion process in 2019 with an order from the giant lessor, GECAS (now a part of AerCap). The second is a program driven by Nair Werx of Wichita (KS) and marketed by Sequoia Aircraft Conversions. The third is the recently announced Mammoth Freighter Conversions of California and Florida.

IAI has cut metal. Mammoth is test-flying a 777-200LR for stress and technical analysis. NAIR is in the pre-production Engineering Phase.

Let's take a moment to understand the process of a P2F Conversion.

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