Japan Airlines (JAL) has boosted its orders for 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), with a contract for another five aircraft. Boeing says the four options included in an initial order for three 747-400BCFs signed in October have been converted, and that one more firm order and four options have been placed by the Japanese carrier.

JAL 747-400BCF

JAL’s first 747-400BCF is undergoing modification at China’s Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering, which began converting the aircraft in December using a Boeing-developed supplemental type certificate. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery to JAL in May. Boeing says JAL’s new contract brings total 747-400BCF firm orders to 37 aircraft, plus 29 options, since its launch in January 2004.

Source: Flight International