Mammoth Freighters has made a strategic investment in a widebody maintenance and modification facility to support its 777-200LR and 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion programmes.
The company said it was embarking on a long-term partnership with GDC Technics, which has expertise in engineering and technical services, modifications, electronic systems, R&D and MRO services.
GDC is located at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, and has six widebody hangar bays for modification and maintenance work on 777 aircraft.
“By partnering with GDC, our Mammoth 777 -200LR and -300ER freighter conversions and support initiative will be centrally located in the US in a facility designed specifically for 777-200/300 aircraft and with a skilled labor force in place,” said Mammoth co-CEO Bill Tarpley.
GDC CEO Brad Foreman commented: “We believe Mammoth is positioned to be the leading passenger-to-freighter conversion company in the world and are excited about the potential. We see a huge market for freighter conversion lines. Coupled with our existing connectivity, MRO and VIP services, this positions GDC for continuous growth in the market.”
GDC chairman Mohammed Alzeer said: “This strategic partnership between Mammoth, a company backed by funds and accounts managed by Fortress Investment Group, and GDC, will revolutionise the passenger-to-freighter market to benefit asset owners and investors, freight operators, and their customers.”