In a move that significantly challenges Boeing’s new-build large freighter dominance, aircraft lessor and financier GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is teaming with Israel Aerospace Industries Group (IAI) to launch a freighter conversion of the 777-300ER. GECAS says the 777-300ERSF Special Freighter, dubbed “the Big Twin,” will have 21% lower fuel burn than the 747-400F and capacity for eight additional pallets compared to the four-engine freighter. Configured with the ...

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