First new 767F freighter to Africa delivered

Boeing and Air Tanzania celebrated delivery of the all-new 767-300F jet this week

Despite the long career, to date, no new Boeing 767-300F has been delivered to an African carrier. That milestone finally occurred with the delivery of the cargo aircraft to Air Tanzania on June 3.

The freighter arrived at the airline’s hub in Dar es Salaam on Saturday and will have the mission of expanding the cargo transport capacity of Air Tanzania, which does not have dedicated aircraft.

“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,” said Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Air Tanzania managing director.

The 767F is the most successful medium-sized freighter jet, capable of transporting 52 tons of cargo over distances of up to 3,255 nautical miles.

“The 767 Freighter will enable Air Tanzania to significantly grow its existing operations with greater efficiency and flexibility across its network,” said Anbessie Yitbarek, vice president, Africa Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Air Tanzania is a Boeing customer with two 787-8 Dreamliners in its fleet, in addition to waiting for a third widebody and two 737 MAX.

In addition to Boeing, the carrier flies A220-300 jets (three aircraft) and five Dash 8-400 turboprops.


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