Inside the Boeing Dreamlifter


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While in Taiwan this week, I made a point of visiting Evergreen Aviation Technologies, the Taiwanese maintenance, repair and overhaul firm behind the Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF).

So far EGAT has produced three LCFs for Boeing, which uses the aircraft to transport subassemblies for the Boeing 787. No surprise then that Boeing has since renamed the LCF the Dreamlifter.

I was lucky enough to see the fourth LCF being worked on at EGAT’s base at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. This aircraft is due to be completed towards year end.

When you see one of these LCF up close it is really impressive. This is the only freighter conversion work EGAT does at present but it has got to be the most ambitious cargo conversion programme ever undertaken.


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