Second LATAM 767BCF nearing redelivery

LATAM Cargo’s next 767-300BCF appears to be almost ready for redelivery. The aircraft (35229, ex-LATAM Airlines Argentina) operated a test flight today, flying around Taiwan for approximately an hour and a half. Unit 35229 has been undergoing the conversion process at the Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) facility in Taipei (TPE) since February 2019. EGAT was […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 8, 2019

EFW inducts 777 into Dresden facility for DHL freighter conversion

On Tuesday evening, 777 arrived at EFW's Dresden facility where it was inducted for conversion to freighter configuration. Not a "777" airframe, but rather an A330-300 with MSN 777 (ex-China Eastern Airlines) [FAT 005033]. Following conversion, the aircraft will be the fourth A330 to be converted and enter service on behalf of DHL Express, operated […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 27, 2019

737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 24, 2019

BBAM inks LOI for an EFW A321P2F

San Francisco-based lessor BBAM signed a letter of intent with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) for one A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion yesterday at the Paris Air Show [FAT 005020]. The order represents EFW’s first order for its A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program since Luxembourg-based Vallair placed a ten-aircraft launch order last February. As for BBAM, this is the company’s […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 20, 2019

ASL signs MoU for up to 20 737-800BCFs

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings placed a firm order for ten 737-800BCFs with purchase rights for an additional ten, in a memorandum of understanding signed with Boeing today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004986-5005]. While these will be the first 737-800BCFs to be owned by ASL itself, the company has, since last year, already been […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Amazon commits to 15 more 737-800BCFs, GECAS confirms role as lessor

Amazon confirmed plans to lease fifteen additional 737-800BCFs from GECAS, to be delivered by 2021, in an agreement announced today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004971-4985]. These fifteen units are in addition to the five 737-800BCFs Amazon has already secured, and has contracted Atlas-affiliate Southern Air to operate on a CMI basis by year-end […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 2019

Tianjin Air Cargo prepares to add China’s first 737-800BCF

HNA Group subsidiary Tianjin Air Cargo added a 737-800BCF (32602, ex-Hainan Airlines), on lease from Spectre Air Capital, following conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at the STAECO facility in Jinan (TNA) [FATs 004944-4945]. When the aircraft commences operations, it could be symbolic for a number of reasons. Not only would it be the first 737-NG […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 2019

GECAS firms up options for 10 737-800BCFs, adds 15 more

GECAS firmed up ten existing options for 737-800BCF conversions and added options for fifteen more in an agreement with Boeing signed today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004945-4969]. Following today’s deal, GECAS’ orderbook for 737-800BCF conversions stands at forty-five firm, with options for twenty additional conversions. Accounting for GECAS’ latest -800BCF redelivery, the lessor’s firm […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 17, 2019
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