Boeing 777-20F

777 Freighter
Side view of aircraft over runway. Runway surfaces in foreground and forest in background.
The first 777 Freighter, destined for Air France, during a test flight

The 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the twinjet, and shares features with the -200LR; these include its airframe, engines,[192] and fuel capacity.[193] With a maximum payload of 226,000 lb (103,000 kg), cargo capacity is similar to the 243,000 lb (110,000 kg) of the 747-200F.[86] The freighter has a range of 4,900 nmi (9,070 km) at maximum payload,[193] although greater range is possible if less cargo weight is carried.[194]

As the aircraft promises improved operating economics compared to older freighters,[86] airlines have viewed the 777F as a replacement for freighters such as the 747-200F, MD-10, and MD-11F.[91][195] The first 777F was delivered to Air France on February 19, 2009.[95] As of May 2016, 121 freighters had been delivered to 16 different customers, with 41 unfilled orders.[1] Operators had 108 of the 777F in service as of July 2015.[9]

In the 2000s, Boeing began studying the conversion of 777-200ER and -200 passenger airliners into freighters, under the name 777 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter).[196] The company has been in discussion with several airline customers, including FedEx Express, UPS Airlines, and GE Capital Aviation Services, to provide launch orders for a 777 BCF program.[197]