Boeing, Atlas Air to convert 767 passenger planes to freighters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have signed an agreement to convert nine 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), the company said.

Atlas Air Worldwide, based in Purchase, New York, has an all-Boeing fleet.

The company said through its freighter conversion program, Boeing transitions passenger airplanes into freighters, extending the economic life of the airplane. The company´s current market outlook forecasts a need for 400 wide body conversions over the next two decades, with strong demand for 767 freighter conversions due to a rise in e-commerce.

Atlas Air Worldwide is a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas), Southern Air Holdings, Inc. (Southern Air) and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. (Titan), and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar).

Boeing provides 24/7 support and service to the global aviation industry. In addition to designing freighter conversions, Boeing offers a portfolio of services to enhance airlines and leasing company operations.