DHL Express has placed a firm order for nine more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters, having so far taken delivery of seven of the eight of the type it previously ordered.

The new commitment was disclosed at the Dubai air show.

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Geoff Kehr, senior vice president, global air fleet management at DHL Express says: “The additional Boeing 767 freighters are part of our efforts to modernise DHL’s long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently.”

DHL has taken delivery of seven of a batch of eight 767-300BCF, that have been leased to DHL partner airlines in the Middle East and Latin America to support its regional networks.

Boeing has secured more than 100 orders and commitments so far for the 767-300BCF.