Boeing has delivered its first 767 freighters to Air Tanzania and, as such, celebrates the first delivery to Africa for the dedicated freighter.
The company says the acquisition of the freighter will aid them in growing their export and import business in the Eastern Africa region.
We are thrilled to welcome the 767-300 Boeing Freighter to our fleet. The 767 will cater to the growing cargo demand which was previously carried by passenger airplanes. The 767 will enable Air Tanzania to support a journey towards a more sustainable future and time critical cargo schedules across Africa and beyond. We are looking forward to expanding our imports and exports industry that require timely delivery. The arrival of the airplane will open opportunities for global businesses to transport commercial cargo goods to various parts of the world, which will boost national economic growth.Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Air Tanzania managing director
Boeing says the 767 freighter offers operators outstanding fuel efficiency and low noise levels. Low noise levels for Air Tanzania will mean the company can be flexible and fly the plane during critical cargo schedules.
With a range of 3,255 nautical miles and a revenue payload of more than 52 tonnes through its freighter operations, the 767 has been given a new lease on life, excelling either as a dedicated freighter or as a converted one following the conclusion of its passenger operations.