Saltchuk Aviation has placed an additional order of up to four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), the airline group announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.
The agreement includes three firm orders and one option for the medium widebody freighter.
Saltchuk Aviation placed its first order with Boeing for four firm 767-300BCF in early 2021. The first 767-300BCF was delivered in early July 2022.
“We continue to see long-term air cargo trends that support fleet growth in the markets served by our three air cargo brands, and are excited to expand our partnership with Boeing,” President and CEO of Saltchuk Aviation Betsy Seaton said in a statement dated July 21, 2022.
Seaton added:“Converting these 767-300ER will bring highly-reliable capacity to our network, and backed by Boeing’s OEM expertise, we expect these freighters to operate in our fleet for the next 15-20 years.”
“We are honored that Saltchuk Aviation has again selected the highly-versatile 767-300BCF as its freighter of choice to unlock global air cargo opportunities,” Kate Schaefer, vice president of Boeing’s commercial modifications, engineering & specialty products business said.
“With our OEM advantage, we are committed to providing Saltchuk Aviation with the capacity it needs for growth now, and supporting their Boeing Converted Freighter fleet well into the future,” Schaefer concluded.
Seattle-based Saltchuk Aviation is a family of transportation and distribution companies specializing in industry-related services. The company is known for their three cargo operating brands: Aloha Air Cargo, Northern Air Cargo and StratAir. Its main region of services are to Hawaii and Alaska, and various destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Since 2016, Saltchuk Aviation’s carriers have operated B767 converted freighters in their respective fleets alongside B737 freighters.