Market Presence. The market for the remains reasonable with few if any -300Fs actually on the market. the move by Amazon to form its own fleet will surely see further growth in the coming years with placement of orders for conversions a distinct possibility. The values of passenger configured B767-300ERs have fallen to a level that make their acquisition for freighter conversion a practical proposition some years ago. The price of the aircraft needs to be below $10 million in order to provide a realistically priced alternative to existing cargo aircraft. Those –300ERs built at a later date and featuring later engine variants will incur a higher price. It has to be assumed that the acquired aircraft will require some remedial action, particularly those acquired for a low price and from operators with a less stringent maintenance programme. For those operators also operating the B767, conversion can be a viable proposition. Based on an acquisition cost of $5-10m for a B767-300ER, a cost of conversion of $13-16 million plus airframe and engine overhauls costing some $5m and another $1-2m for incidentals, the final cost will be considerable for a zero time aircraft.
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