DHL Express increases aircraft fleet with 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters
DHL Express have announced that they will be adding four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to their fleet of aircraft as part of the logistics company’s efforts to continue modernizing and growing its fleet with cost-efficient, eco-friendlier and reliable freighters. The aircraft are converted from passenger to freighter configuration by Boeing to fit the needs of DHL Express and meet the rising global demand for express services.
“We are excited to introduce additional B767 freighters to the DHL Express air network. We have operated the 767-300F model across our global fleet for many years and look forward to continue investing in the platform by adding more 767-300BCFs. The freighter type offers a proven versatility and we appreciate the opportunity to further enhance efficiency while simultaneously improving our environmental footprint. This brings us closer to our Strategy 2025 goals and ensures we deliver the best quality service possible to our customers.”
– Geoff Kehr, SVP Global Air Fleet Management DHL Express
DHL are not the only company adding aircraft to their fleets, This year Amazon announced they would also be adding 12 new Boeing 767-300 planes by 2021 to help with capacity demands for items and vital PPE. Interestingly despite having a smaller amount of aircraft Amazon’s much larger order of Boeing’s could show the speed at which their logistical network is growing in comparison to other companies.
“Boeing is committed to delivering the freighter capacity that DHL needs to succeed as one of the most trusted logistics and express cargo leaders in the world. We are delighted that they choose Boeing platforms to optimize their operations. Boeing has received 51 orders and commitments for the 767-300BCF to date.”
– Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company