Olympus Airways will soon add two more freighters to its fleet.
The Greek carrier told Cargo Facts it expects to introduce its third and fourth 757-200PCFs by the end of November, both leased from New Zealand-based Airwork.
Cargo Facts believes the two aircraft are units 27056 and 27054 (both ex-American Airlines); the former has been photographed in Olympus’ livery at the AerSale facility in Goodyear (GYR), where it was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions, while the latter appears to have been detected by flight trackers conducting ground tests at GYR.
The two additions will double the size of the Olympus freighter fleet, all on lease from Airwork. The first 757-200PCF (25294, ex-American Airlines) was delivered at the end of 2019, arriving in Athens (ATH) in early December, and the second (25297, ex-American Airlines) was ferried to ATH in late June of this year. Unit 25297 does not appear to have flown in commercial service since joining the fleet.
Olympus had previously told Cargo Facts it expected to have a fleet of five 757-200Fs by the end of 2020.
Apart from the two Olympus aircraft at GYR, at least two others are nearing completion or redelivery by Precision at the AMECO facility in Chengdu (CTU): units 33101 and 33100, which arrived in late May and late June, respectively. Both were previously operated by U.K.-based TUI Airways and will be redelivered to SF Airlines.
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