Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an agreement to convert four B777-300ER passenger aircraft to cargo configuration for Emirates. The aircraft will be converted at the new site established in Etihad Engineering’s MRO center in Abu Dhabi, and the first conversion of the Emirates plane is expected to begin in early 2023. The agreement has potential to provide passenger-to-freighter conversion services to more aircraft.
Dubai-based Emirates is the largest operator of B777-300ER aircraft in the world and Emirates SkyCargo is a player in the global air cargo industry. The two companies say this agreement between IAI and the cargo division of Emirates is a testament to the strong ties between IAI and the UAE.