The first 777-300ER has been delivered.
Part of the “Big Twin” project which you can read about in this thread here MSN 32789 is an ex Emirates 777-300 which had the reg A6 EBB it had its first flight 09/03/2005 and has been in storage since November 2018.
The plane flew from Dubai to Tel Aviv where Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will convert it to a freighter and it will become a 777-300ERSF. IAI will be adding a main deck cargo door, freighter lining, window plugs, a modified crew compartment, a reinforced fuselage and a 9G rigid cargo barrier, amongst other changes. The main deck cargo door will be the same size as on the 777-200F.
It will be able to carry 47 standard 2.4 X 3.2m pallets, that’s 10 more than a factory built 200-F and 8 more than the 747-400F ( although the 747 still has the upper hand for oversized freight with the nose door ) the 300ERSF will be able to carry 20T more than the 200F.
For me because I love freighters this is very interesting as 150 units are predicted to be sold up to 2030 will airlines opt for the 300ERSF over the 200F in the future?
Thanks for reading.