Home / MARKETS / The e-commerce boom fueled by Amazon has led to the creation of the world’s largest twin-engine cargo plane – meet ‘Big Twin’

The e-commerce boom fueled by Amazon has led to the creation of the world’s largest twin-engine cargo plane – meet ‘Big Twin’

As contrasted with of buying new aircraft, many cargo carriers are choosing to purchase former passenger planes and convert them to freighters.

Boeing 767-300ER cargo conversion

Remaking a Boeing 767-300ER to a cargo plane.

Israel Aerospace Industries


It’s a months-long process that can cost upwards of $10 million for burlier aircraft. But the financial savings make it worth it compared to purchasing new planes.

Boeing 767-300ER cargo conversion

Converting a Boeing 767-300ER to a cargo plain.

Israel Aerospace Industries


“The 777 is different than the 747 and 767, for example, as it’s a more modern aircraft,” Rafi Matalon, IAI’s directorate vice president of marketing, told Insider. “It’s a challenge but based on our very strong engineering capability for the last 60 years, we are explicating the problems.”

Israel Aerospace Industries Boeing 777-300ER "Big Twin" cargo plane

Israel Aerospace Industries’ Boeing 777-300ER “Big Twin” cargo plane.

Israel Aerospace Industries


Check Also

Subway was sued for allegedly mislabeling its tuna as tuna. The New York Times tried to get to the bottom of the mystery.

After a lawsuit supposed Subway tuna isn’t actually tuna, the New York Times did its …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *