AvWeek MRO Event: Kansas Mod lands first 777-300ER P2F order

April 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Kansas Modification Center/NIAR WERX won an order for three conversions from Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to freighters from Backbone Freighter Leasing, an affiliation of Dr. Peters Group, a European lessor. Backbone also… Read More

Fortress, Wichita State U ensnared in Mammoth-Sequoia trade secret theft lawsuit

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: A nasty trade secret theft lawsuit between two companies vying to compete in aftermarket freighter conversions expanded this month to include Fortress Investments and the National Institute for Aviation… Read More

777 freighter conversion methods and their differences

Subscription Required 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,… Read More

Pontifications: IAI moves to cement lead in 777 P2F conversions

IAI, Etihad ink Boeing 777-300ER P2F deal. De Havilland union sniffs kerosene. Aug. 30, 2021, ©Leeham News: The agreement last week between IAI and Etihad Airways to open a Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversion line in Abu Dhabi gives… Read More

Boeing’s freighter dominance threatened

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton April 6, 2021, © Leeham News: As if Boeing didn’t have enough challenges these days, its near-exclusive dominance for new-build freighter may be threatened. Airbus is showing airlines… Read More

No surge in new-build freighters from COVID expected

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Coronavirus caused a spike in freight demand. But don’t look for Airbus or Boeing to see a spike in demand for… Read More

Boeing’s growing 777X challenge

Boeing 3Q earnings call Oct. 24, 10:30am EDT. Oct. 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing has been confident it has bottomed out the production rate of the 777 line, successfully bridging between the Classic and the X models…. Read More

Pontifications: Amazon’s quiet plans to grow its airline

Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Amazon, the giant on-line retailer, continues to move quietly to expand its Amazon Air cargo carrier, with plans to grow the airline to a size that could rival FedEx, market sources tell… Read More

777F, 747-8F orders help former’s bridge, solidify Boeing as freighter king

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The surge of orders at the Farnborough Air Show for Boeing 777 and 747-8 freighters is welcome news for Boeing, which still had production gaps to bridge between the… Read More

Farnborough: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

July 17, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Boeing Global Services is studying the world’s first passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777-300ER, BGS president Stan Deal revealed to LNC today at the Farnborough Air Show. Boeing sells the 777-200LRF… Read More