Tue, May 23, 2006
Airline Has Eight On Order, With Four Options
Aero-News has learned that last weekend, Boeing and JAL
International celebrated the completion and certification of the
second 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter at a redelivery ceremony
held in Xiamen, People's Republic of China.
As Aero-News reported earlier this year, JAL
International has orders for eight of the passenger to freighter
conversions and four options. The first 747-400 Boeing Converted
Freighter was redelivered to Cathay Pacific in December 2005.
"We are proud that JAL International -- the world's largest 747
operator -- chose the 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter to upgrade
its cargo fleet," said Bruce Dennis, vice president of Boeing
Customer Support, Asia-Pacific, at the redelivery ceremony.
The 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter is designed, engineered,
managed and certified by Boeing. The program relies heavily on
Boeing's global network of supplier partners, such as Taikoo
(Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. (TAECO), which performs the
hands-on modification work of the former passenger-carrying
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