Boeing in aircraft conversion agreement with Guggenheim

Boeing has signed an agreement with Guggenheim Aviation Partners to convert three 767-300ER passenger aircraft to freighters. The converted freighters will be delivered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners in 2013.

Boeing will manage and engineer the project, which marks the first time that a 767 with blended winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing will be converted into a freighter. The actual conversion is taking place at ST Aerospace’s subsidiary ST Aviation Services in Paya Lebar, Singapore.

Modifications include the installation of a side cargo door and surround structure, the strengthening of the main deck floor and the replacement of the wall and ceiling liners. New floor panels and freighter tracks are added as provisions for a buyer-finished cargo-handling system.