Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is celebrating a major milestone – it has completed the freighter conversion of the 100th B767-300 aircraft. This achievement shows IAI’s commitment to the cargo conversion industry for over four decades as well as their “advanced capabilities, robust pace and expanding capacity to provide customers worldwide with the most optimal freighter solution.” The 100th B767-300 freighter was converted at IAI’s cargo conversion facility in Tel Aviv, Israel, prior to being delivered to the customer.
IAI began operating the B767-300 conversion line in Israel in 2007 together with M&B Conversions, a joint venture with Mitsui, and received the STC (Supplementary Type Certificate) in 2009. In 2017, IAI opened an additional B767-300 conversion facility in Mexico, increasing operations to meet global demand for the converted widebody aircraft. The converted B767-300 aircraft provides a competitive and cost-effective solution for customers seeking to increase their cargo fleet, and as air cargo traffic is predicted to double in the next two decades and e-commerce continues rising, IAI says it will continue providing this service to the market.