ANA launched the 767-300BCF passenger-to-freighter conversion program in October 2005 with an order for three conversions and four options. Now the airline holds a total of five firm orders and two options.
ANA plans to use the converted freighters as part of its joint venture cargo operation called ANA & JP Express, with partners Japan Post, Nippon Express, and Mitsui O.S.K Lines.
Boeing will induct ANA’s first airplane in April 2007 and redeliver by December. The value of the agreement has not been disclosed.
Separately, Boeing and CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group, have announced the leasing company’s order for five 787-8 Dreamliners.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012. The order was previously accounted for on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries web site and attributed to an unidentified customer.
Boeing says the 787 Dreamliner has accumulated 455 orders and commitments from 36 airline and leasing customers around the world. Development of the 787 is on schedule for first flight in 2007 and entry into service in 2008.