Backbone Freighter Leasing on 777 conversions

Beatrice Peters and David Thimm, vice presidents of new business at Backbone Freighter Leasing, part of the Dr. Peters Group, joined Cargo Facts Editor Jeff Lee live from Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 in Amsterdam earlier this week.
Germany-based Backbone Freighter Leasing is the launch customer of the Kansas Modification Center 777-300ERCF conversion program, with a firm order for three slots and options for seven more.
“It’s a very promising and sensible way to use our feedstock,” Peters says in this week’s episode of the “Cargo Facts Connect” podcast. “And we think that the 777-300ER is the future of the widebody segment.”
The 2008-vintage prototype (37704, ex-Emirates) arrived in Wichita, Kansas, (IAB) in September 2021 and will soon undergo structural modification at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), with which KMC partnered to launch the 777-300ERCF conversion program in September 2020.
“We are convinced that they are the right people working on the product,” Thimm says.
Tune in to hear from Peters and Thimm as they speak with Lee in Amsterdam.

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