AviaAM Leasing has become the launch customer for Mammoth Freighters’ 777-300ERMF freighter conversion programme. AviaAM has signed a conversion agreement for six 777-300ERMF freighters.
Having completed multiple 737-800 passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions this year, AviaAM said it was making major investments in multiple freighter types as it continues with its expansion plans in the air cargo market.
Including this order, Mammoth now has firm orders for 29 777 freighter conversions distributed across multiple customers, and another 12 777 freighter conversions in advanced stages of commitment.
“We are excited that AviaAM has selected Mammoth and will be the launch customer for the 777-300ERMF,” said Mammoth’s co-CEO Bill Tarpley. “As AviaAM expands its strategic focus in the cargo sector, the superior widebody operating economics of the Mammoth 777-300ERMF will perfectly compliment their growing fleet of next generation freighters.”
The first and conformity 777-300ER of this order will commence the conversion process in early 2023 at Aspire MRO’s facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon redelivery, the aircraft will be able to carry 99.79 tons of cargo on transatlantic routes and is expected to serve EU-USA or China-EU trunk routes.
“We are pleased to begin collaborating with Mammoth, a Boeing Licensee for the Boeing 777-300ER passenger to freighter conversions,” commented AviaAM Leasing’s chairman and CEO Tadas Goberis. “With a deeply experienced leadership team, state-of-the-art P2F conversion facilities and flexible attitude, I trust that together we will meet the demand for widebody converted freighters to replace aging ones and accommodate future growth across our group airlines’ fleet. Our new partnership exemplifies AviaAM’s strategic effort to expand our presence in the air cargo market, further strengthening our position as a reliable and world-class leasing and trading services provider.”
Mammoth’s co-CEO Bill Wagner stated: “The Mammoth 777-300ERMF is a fuel efficient, high-volume, heaving lifting, long-range freighter that will reliably serve the global air cargo market for decades to come. We are grateful to partner with AviaAM and look forward to supporting their fleet growth initiatives with Mammoth 777-300ERMF freighters.”