The world's first passenger Boeing 777-300ER converted into a freighter would fly information today to mark Israel’s 73rd Independence Day. The 777 will be joined by 2 converted 767’s and 2 Gulfstream G280s.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the leasing arm of General Electric is working together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) converting the passenger 777-300ER into a freighter called the 777-300ERSF.
GECAS and IAI launched the ‘Big Twin’ project in 2019 intending to offer low-cost and efficient freighter aircraft capable to replace aging aircraft like the Boeing 747. GECAS has reported that the company is already six months ahead in the program.
The 777-300ERSF will be able to carry 101.6 tonnes and the conversion costs $35 million per aircraft.
The two companies signed for 15 aircraft conversions and the first one is expected to be completed and delivered by 2022 to Kalita Air.