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GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with someRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai late last month for Cargo Facts Asia 2017 – the sixth annual presentation of what is now undeniably the region’s premier industry event. After five yearsRead More

AEI adds conversion capacity

AEI adds conversion capacity

April 18, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

It’s a well-known fact among Cargo Facts readers that the market for narrowbody passenger-to-freighter conversions is hot, and that customers must queue-up to nab a conversion slot. Yesterday we reported that Bulgarian specialist cargo carrier, Cargo Air has ACMI-leased one of its 737s to a Greek passenger airline while itRead More

Conversion slot scarcity has Cargo Air carrying passengers

Conversion slot scarcity has Cargo Air carrying passengers

April 17, 2017 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Specialist (formerly) all-cargo carrier, Bulgaria-based Cargo Air has begun ferrying a new type of freight: passengers. Using one of two recently-acquired ex-Enter Air 737-400s , Cargo Air has has ACMI-leased one of the passenger-configured airframes (28038) to Greece’s Astra Airlines on a temporary summer lease. This venture into passenger ops isRead More

AEI 737-300 P2F Conversion at Boeing Shanghai

Hot market prompts new AEI conversion center

February 28, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Trying to secure a 737-Classic passenger-to-freighter conversion in 2017? Good luck, if you have not already nabbed a conversion slot. Conversion houses are facing unprecedented demand for narrowbody conversions, leaving the limited number of conversion lines with significant backlogs. Yesterday, Miami-based conversion house Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) selected Canada-based KFRead More

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

November 30, 2016 at 10:01 am 1 comment

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters.Read More

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

AEI’s CRJ200 P-to-F program certified.

October 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The US Federal Aviation Administration granted Supplemental Type Certification to Aeronautical Engineers, Inc for its CRJ200 large-door passenger-to-freighter conversion program. The conformity aircraft (7029, ex-SkyWest Airlines) was converted at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami, but has now been ferried to Commercial Jet’s Dothan facility for painting into the liveryRead More

BAe floats launch of Avro RJ freighter conversion program

BAe floats launch of Avro RJ freighter conversion program

August 11, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

BAe Systems Regional Aircraft put out an interesting press release yesterday, the gist of which is that the company is “considering” a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Avro regional jet family. Those not familiar with the Avro RJ could be excused for thinking the aircraft shown in the image atRead More