Emirates to convert B777-300ERs
Air Finance Journal is reporting that Emirates has signed an agreement with IAI to convert five of its B777-300ERs into B777-300ERSFs. The five will be converted at IAI's new conversion-line it set-up with Etihad in Abu Dhabi.
During the COVID-pandemic, Emirates utilised multiple of its B777-300ERs in a "phreighter"-configuration and already considered a permanent conversion as the type would fit in very nicely into the airline's network. It's currently unclear which five airframes are involved of its 124-strong B777-300ER fleet.
IAI is working to certification of the B777-300ERSF in 2023, with delivery to launch customer Kalitta in the same year.
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