Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has 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 centre 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 one of the largest operators of B777-300ER aircraft and Emirates SkyCargo is a leading player in the global air cargo industry. This agreement between IAI and the cargo division of Emirates is testament to the strong ties between IAI and the UAE.