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Old 27th Mar 2020, 20:10
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Cargo 777

Does anyone know if Boeing sells 777 cargo conversion kits? You know, cargo door and rollers, locking systems etc that under utilized airframe engineers could install at a typical airline maintenance facility?

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Old 27th Mar 2020, 22:12
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Boeing is in lock down in Washington state. I don't think though that they have a kit off the shelf to do it. You would need a full conversion at an MRO and that is going to take some time.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 23:28
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Iíve seen them from time to time on EBay.
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Old 27th Mar 2020, 23:56
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I am fairly sure that there is a spare one lying around my shed somewhere. I'll have a look and get back to you.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 00:05
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Originally Posted by tipan13 View Post
Iíve seen them from time to time on EBay.
Hahahahahahahahaha. They can take our livelyhood, but they cant take our sense of humour. Most pilots I have worked with have a great deal of stories, jokes and sayings that have brought tears to my eyes and warmth of laugh to my heart.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 00:35
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Lambswool, Good to see PC is dying, they were once called man caves. Revell B777 1:144 scale come with a perforated door which can be scalpel out.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 03:09
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Some mob in Israel are doing it.

Or at least planning on P2F 777

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Old 28th Mar 2020, 07:31
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Originally Posted by halas View Post
Some mob in Israel are doing it.

Or at least planning on P2F 777

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I believe FEDEX have a few T7's in freighter configuration. My understanding talking to the mechanics and drivers in MEM and ANC were that the T7F's were OTS (off the shelf).
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Weapons Grade View Post
I believe FEDEX have a few T7's in freighter configuration. My understanding talking to the mechanics and drivers in MEM and ANC were that the T7F's were OTS (off the shelf).
Boeing has delivered ~180 777 Freighters - all purpose built freighters based on the 777-200LR with the normal freighter upgrades such as strengthened floor and side cargo door. First deliveries in 2009, FedEx is a major operator but they are well distributed among operators worldwide.
Boeing launched a 777 passenger to freighter conversion program last year - targeting conversion of existing 777-300ER aircraft into freighters as they are replaced by 777X aircraft. However it's not expected to certify and begin commercial service until 2022. So in short, there is currently no Boeing provided 777 P2F conversion available.
I'm unaware of any freighter 777s currently in operations that have converted from passenger configuration, but there might be a couple out there that have been independently modified by STC without direct involvement from Boeing.
BTW, although the Boeing production facilities in Washington state are currently closed, engineering and product support are still active using work from home. Boeing is providing leave with pay for at least two weeks to people who's job requires their presence at the factory, but those who's jobs allow them to work remotely - such as engineering - are expected to do so.
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 23:50
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I'm unaware of any freighter 777s currently in operations that have converted from passenger configuration, but there might be a couple out there that have been independently modified by STC without direct involvement from Boeing.
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No, there is no current P2F STC in existence for the 777.

The 777F is a great freighter- you can carry 100T of freight and 100T of fuel, and do a 10h sector.

While I was with EK, one did SYD-JFK (with a fairly light load, some race-horses.)
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