Cargoitalia, the Italian all-cargo airline, will take delivery of its third MD11 freighter in June.
The aeroplane is a new conversion leased from Boeing Capital, and has a larger (90 tonne) payload than the airline’s first two MD11 aircraft, with the same range- 3,910 nautical miles. The new aircraft has a forward cargo door, making loading easier.
It will enter service in July, and is expected to operate a programme of charter flights. It will then provide operational cover for Cargoitalia’s other aircraft when they receive C-checks in August, before entering scheduled service in September.