DHL Express has placed a firm order for nine additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).
It represents the logistics company’s largest single 767-300BCF order to date. DHL Express said it ordered the freighters to expand its long-haul intercontinental fleet in response to increased global demand for cargo capacity.
“We are confident in the quality and OEM expertise that comes with Boeing’s converted freighters,” said DHL Express’ senior vice president, global air fleet management Geoff Kehr. “The additional 767 freighters are part of our efforts to modernise DHL’s long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently. Our goal is to enhance our well-connected global network whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption to benefit the environment, partners and customers alike.”
DHL has taken delivery of seven of a batch of eight 767-300BCFs that have been leased to DHL partner airlines in the Middle East and Latin America to support its expanding regional networks.
“We are pleased that DHL continues to expand their 767-300BCF fleet to help meet the growing demand for their global logistics and cargo business,” said Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir.
“The versatility of the 767-300BCF makes it the preferred medium widebody converted freighter for both the general and express cargo markets, ensuring DHL will have the capability, reliability and efficiency they need to capture growth opportunities and maximise their air cargo operations.”