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First 767-300 Boeing converted freighter takes flight

Boeing and ANA have celebrated the inaugural flight of the first 767-300 Boeing converted freighter as well as completion of the aeroplane’s journey to Seattle on the its second flight. Seattle will be the base for the 50-tonne-capacity freighter’s flight test and certification activities that will take place over the next few months.

After a first flight of just more than three hours April 9, the airplane departed for Seattle April 10, from the ST Aviation Services Co. (SASCO) facility at Paya Lebar airport in Singapore, where the conversion from a passenger jet to a freighter took place.

The aeroplane is painted in the livery of Japan-based ANA, the launch customer for the 767-300BCF, and the livery of ALLEX, a joint venture between ANA, Nippon Express and Kintestsu World Express.