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Air Atlanta Icelandic will introduce the first of four Boeing 777 Freighters in February 2009 on its wet-lease operations, following the deal signed by parent Avion Group at last week’s Cargo Facts symposium in Seattle. The contract, which includes two options, comes as Avion negotiates a deal with Boeing for the conversion of three Air Atlanta 747-400s to the newly rebranded Boeing Converted Freighter model. Avion is the second customer to finalise a 777F order, which was launched by Air France in May. Developed from the 777-200LR platform, the 777F has a range of 9,190km (4,970nm) with a maximum payload of 103t.

Source: Flight International