Category Archives: Mammoth Freighters

Mammoth Freighters announces AviaAM Leasing as 777-300ERMF launch customer with a six aircraft order

Mammoth Freighters LLC has announced that AviaAM Leasing (AviaAM) is the launch customer for its new Boeing 777-300ERMF freighter conversion with the signing of a conversion agreement for six 777-300ERMF freighters.

AviaAM is a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services. Having completed multiple 737-800 passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions this year, AviaAM is making major investments in multiple freighter types as it continues with its expansion plans in the air cargo market.

Including this order, Mammoth now has firm orders for 29 777 freighter conversions distributed across multiple customers, and another twelve 777 freighter conversions in advanced stages of commitment.

The first and conformity 777-300ER of this order will commence the conversion process in early 2023 at Aspire MRO’s state-of-the-art facility at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon redelivery, the aircraft will be able to carry 99.79 tons of cargo on transatlantic routes and is expected to serve EU-USA or China-EU trunk routes.

AviaAM Leasing is a family member of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), a leading aerospace services group with over 100 offices and production facilities worldwide. ASG is significantly backed by the assets of over 9,500 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

Mammoth Freighters announces its launch customer for its 777 freighter: Cargojet Airways

Mammoth Freighters LLC has announced that Cargojet Airways Ltd. is the launch customer for its new 777-200LR freighter with the signing of a sales agreement for two initial 777-200LRMF freighters. Cargojet has additional options for two 300ERMFs and two additional 200LRMFs.

MSN 29747, the prototype (conformity) article for certification, will be the first aircraft delivered to Cargojet. The aircraft is expected to begin the conversion process in mid-2022 with delivery to Cargojet in the second half of 2023.

Cargojet is Canada’s leading provider of time sensitive premium air cargo services to all major cities across North America, providing dedicated ACMI and International Charter services and carries over 25,000,000 pounds of cargo weekly. Cargojet operates its network with its own fleet of thirty-one (31) aircraft.

The addition of Mammoth’s 777-200LRMF freighter completes the Cargojet fleet profile. The Mammoth 777 is tomorrow’s freighter today; a fuel efficient, heavy lifting, high-volume, long-range aircraft operating with clean, efficient, and reliable GE90-110/115B engines.

Mammoth Freighters launches Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER freighter conversion programs, will start with ex-Delta 777LRs

Mammoth Freighters LLC has announced the launch of its Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion programs. Mammoth was founded in December 2020 by two highly experienced aviation industry executives, Bill Wagner and Bill Tarpley, both serving as the company’s Co-CEOs. The Company is backed by private investment funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC and its affiliates (Fortress). The combination of management expertise and strong financial support has enabled Mammoth to launch its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) development program with the plan to achieve FAA approval in the second half of 2023.

Mammoth brings a flexible business model to market that provides air cargo operators and asset owners dynamic new options including the ability to provide their own assets for conversion or acquire or lease ready-to-fly converted freighters from Mammoth’s existing feedstock of ten 777-200LR GE90-110B1 equipped aircraft. These assets were acquired from Delta Air Lines and are the largest fleet of -200LR sister aircraft in the world.

The Company, which possesses a Boeing data license to execute 777 passenger-to-freighter conversions, has already made significant progress since it began operations in late 2020. Design and engineering for the 777-200LRMF program is well underway with tooling and parts already in fabrication. The conformity 777-200LR recently completed a comprehensive series of pre-modification flight tests and will commence modification in the second quarter of 2022. Upon certification of the 777-200LRMF, Mammoth expects approval of the 777-300ERMF STC to follow shortly afterwards.

Bill Tarpley, Mammoth Co-CEO, explained, “All models of the 777 with GE90-110/115 engines are renowned for having superior operating economics compared to the aging 747-400 and MD-11 fleets and, as freighters, both the 777-200LR and 777-300ER have a bright future in supporting global air cargo demand. With our modern design and existing feedstock of ten aircraft, Mammoth will provide express, e-commerce, and general freight operators with highly affordable, flexible, and purpose-built 777 freighters that burn less fuel and emit less carbon than the current freighter fleets.”

Mammoth, with offices in Escondido, CA and Orlando, FL, was founded specifically to develop, convert, and support both models of the most productive and economical 777 long range freighters in the world.

Fortress is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $53.91 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021.