Air China Cargo is receiving the 37th 747-400BCF redelivery and the eighth conversion from a combi model. The aircraft is also the 29th to be converted at the TAECO facility.
The second conversion for Air China Cargo also is underway at TAECO.
Nine carriers have ordered 49 747-400BCFs.
Modifications for the combi-to-freighter conversion include a strengthened main-deck floor, full main-deck lining installation, provisions for a new cargo handling system and complete revisions to the aircraft systems.
Eye for Transport reports the 747-400BCF has positions for 30 pallets on the main deck — a volume comparable to the 747-400 production freighter.
The 747-400 is one of three airplane models available as Boeing Converted Freighters, along with MD-11BCF and 767-300BCF models.
Air China Cargo currently operates three factory-built 747-400 Freighters and leases two third-party 747 conversions.