ACMI specialist Air Atlanta Icelandic adds a Boeing 747-400(M)

REYKJAVIK, ICELANDIceland's charter and ACMI specialist Air Atlanta Icelandic has added its first B747-400(M) combi freighter on dry-lease from the American capacity provider JetOneX.



Icelandic's new B747-400(M)with registration TF-AMH (MSN 28551) is 24.3 years old and was previously operated as a government transport by the Dubai Air Wing with registration A6-HMM.

Air Atlanta Icelandic's fleet consists of three B747-400s, one B747-400(BCF), five B747-400(BDSF), three B747-400(FSCD)s, and now the B747-400(M).

The 747-400M (a passenger/freight or "Combi" variant originally designated as 747-400BC) first flew on June 30, 1989, and entered service with KLM on September 12, 1989. Based on the successful Combi versions of the Classic 747s, the -400M has a large cargo door fitted to the rear of the fuselage for freight loading to the aft main deck cargo hold. A locked partition separates the cargo area from the forward passenger cabin, and the -400M also features additional fire protection, a strengthened main deck floor, a roller-conveyor system, and passenger-to-cargo conversion equipment. The last 747-400M was delivered to KLM on April 10, 2002. Boeing sold 61 747-400M aircraft, which was similar to earlier 747 "Combi" versions (78 747-200M, 21 747-300M).

The carrier also operates one A340-300 and two A340-600s in a makeshift freighter configuration.
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