Bedek expects STC for its 737-800BDSF program by June

Earlier this month, Israel-based Bedek Aviation Group commenced flight tests for its first freighter-converted 737-800BDSF (30498, ex-Transaero). Tests are being completed near Tel Aviv, where the former passenger aircraft was converted to freighter configuration. Although the partial shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government delayed flight tests, Bedek tells Cargo Facts that it is expecting the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 26, 2019

The first 7 operators of 737 NG freighters

Earlier this week, Atran Airlines, the express carrier subsidiary of Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, announced it successfully added its first 737-800BCF to its AOC (32616, ex-Nok Air), on lease from GECAS. Atran has become the seventh 737 NG operator, since Bedek redelivered the first freighter-converted 737-700 in September 2017. Today, there are three active conversion […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2019

SpiceJet adds maiden 737 NG freighter, more on the way

Today, India-based low-cost carrier SpiceJet took redelivery of its maiden freighter, a Bedek Aviation Group-converted 737-700BDSF (29042, ex-Xiamen Airlines), to support the launch of a newly created cargo subsidiary, SpiceXpress. The aircraft, on-lease from Spectre Cargo, is the first of four Spectre-leased 737 NG freighters SpiceXpress plans to put into service over the next few […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 10, 2018

Alaska Air Cargo’s three 737-700Fs flying high, considers adding more

Better late than never, Alaska Air Cargo took re-delivery of its first Bedek-converted 737-700BDSF about two years later than originally expected in September 2017. The first -700F entered commercial service on 27 September 2017, and as of March 2018, the Seattle-based carrier was operating all three -700BDSFs it had on order with Bedek. Looking ahead, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 1, 2018

First freighter-converted 737-800F certified and redelivered by Boeing

On 12 April, Boeing announced via Twitter that it had received EASA and FAA Standard Type Certification (STC) for its 737-800BCF freighter conversion program. Following certification, the 737-800BCF (32740) was ferried from Victorville to East Midlands, where it will be formally handed over to launch customer GECAS, and then immediately leased to launch operator, Sweden-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 17, 2018


Spectre将六架波音737-700改造货机 总部位于美国的飞机租赁及管理公司Spectre航空资本,最近购买了六架波音737-700飞机,并将由Bedek航空集团转换为波音BDSF系列的货机配置。这些飞机之前均隶属于厦门航空。 长荣航空签收一架波音777F 总部位于中国台湾的长荣航空,近期签收了其与波音公司订购的五架飞机中的第一架。 马来西亚航空重新启用一架波音747-400F 自2016年初以来,该架波音747-400F一直停泊在机库,马来西亚航空现将其重新服役。 ATSG收购一架波音767-300ER 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,将由Bedek航空集团转换为波音BDSF系列的货机配置。 顺丰航空签收另一架波音757货机 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,经由总部位于中国的顺丰航空收购,将交付给PAS在成都的太古工厂转换为波音PCF系列的货机配置。 ASL航空收获一架波音737-400F 这架原隶属于Aero Contractors的飞机,经总部位于爱尔兰的ASL航空向GECAS租赁,由Aeronautical Engineers进行货机改造。 Aeronaves TSM签收一架麦道MD-80F 这架原隶属于美国航空的飞机,经Aeronautical Engineers进行货机改造,交付总部位于墨西哥的Aeronaves TSM。目前,其机队包括七架MD-80F以及六架DC-9F。此外,还有三架MD-80与两架CRJ200正在进行或等待货机改造。 Pinnacle Partners进入CRJ200货机市场 总部位于美国的飞机管理公司Pinnacle Partners,近期收购了两架CRJ200飞机。这两架原隶属于达美航空以及ExpressJet航空的飞机,将由Aeronautical Engineers来进行货机改造,并计划于2018年3月及2018年4月重新交付。Pinnacle表示,计划在2018年再购买两架CRJ200进行货机改造。  
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 13, 2017

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passenger fleet, and is having converted […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 6, 2017

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not only Alaska’s first 737-700 freighter, but […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 27, 2017
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