Chile-based LAN Airlines recently placed a firm order for an additional six Boeing 767-300 airplanes. The order includes a combination of 767-300 freighters and 767-300ERs.
Absa Cargo, an affiliate of LAN Airlines, took delivery of a 767-300 freighter last week, the first of the total 12 airplanes on order. A second 767 freighter is scheduled for delivery to LAN in October with the other airplanes on order to be delivered through October 2008.
The 767 freighter can carry 64 tons (58 metric tons) of revenue payload at a range of 3,270 nautical miles (6,056 kilometers). The estimated value of the 12 ordered aircraft at list prices is $1.73 billion.
“We are very impressed by LAN’s continued expansion and successes in Latin America using Boeing airplanes,” said John Wojick, vice president sales, Latin America and the Caribbean , Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
LAN Airlines and its group of affiliated companies plan to use the airplanes for a combination of fleet growth and renewal.
The Boeing 767 family is a complete family of airplanes providing maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. The Boeing 767 family includes three extended-range (ER) passenger models - the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER - and a freighter, which is based on the 767-300ER fuselage.
All three passenger models are offered in a variety of takeoff weights, which allow operators to choose only the amount of design weight needed to satisfy their requirements. These offer corresponding design ranges from just over 5,645 nautical miles (10,454 km) to as many as 6,600 nautical miles (12,223 km). This range versatility gives the 767 family the ability to efficiently serve routes as short as U.S. domestic and pan-European to long-range flights over the North Atlantic and North Pacific.