Icelandair Cargo, the daughter company of Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair, announced the addition of the first Boeing 767-300 to their fleet. The plane with temporary registration N28883 arrived in Singapore on 29.April 2022 for the conversion by ST Engineering from passenger to freighter version. Boeing 767-300BCF will be added to the fleet of the Icelandic airline in autumn 2022 with registration TF-ISH, the airline says.
The last owner of the plane is Dutch lessor AerCap. Before that, the plane flew with registration G-OBYH on several British leisure airlines, including TUI Airways, Thomson Airways, Thomsonfly and Britannia Airways. The maiden flight of the plane happened on 29.January 1999.
This is not the first time that Icelandair Cargo will operate a Boeing 767. During the COVID-19 Icelandair emptied the cabins of their 767 fleet to deliver medical cargo from China to Iceland, Europe and North America. However, the current fleet of Icelandair Cargo includes only two Boeing 757PCF.