ASL Airlines prepares for arrival of second 737-800BCF

GECAS took redelivery of a Boeing-converted 737-800BCF (32610, ex-China Southern Airlines) earlier this week, and will ferry the aircraft to Liege next week, where it will be handed over on lease to ASL Airlines Belgium. ASL expects to put the incoming 737-800BCF into service on behalf of express customer FedEx later next month. This is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 30, 2018

West Atlantic to operate 737-400Fs for FedEx

Sweden-based West Atlantic Group, parent of West Atlantic, a European cargo airline specializing in mail and express logistics announced in March 2018 that its four forthcoming 737-800BCFS would operate “on behalf of an express logistics provider in its current EU-network,” with the last aircraft entering into service in the first quarter of 2019. Yesterday, concurrently with […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 31, 2018

Boeing completes first 737-800BCF for Air Algérie

On 21 July, Boeing unveiled the first 737-800BCF converted at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (STAECO), in Jinan. Redelivery to Air Algérie is expected shortly. For the Algerian carrier, the freighter is one of two conversions it has on order with Boeing, dating back to an MoU placed at the Farnborough Airshow in 2016. Feedstock […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 26, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group, GECAS reveal freighter appetite at Farnborough

In another string of significant developments from the Farnborough International Airshow, Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding today signed several agreements with Boeing, including a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters and an order for five 747-8 freighters. Separately, GECAS announced it had reached an agreement with Boeing for additional 737-800BCF conversions with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 17, 2018


7月1日,西大西洋航空的一架波音737-800BCF降落在比利时列日机场(LGG)。西大西洋航空向通用电气航空金融服务公司(GECAS)租赁的四架波音737-800BCFS的首架飞机客户已不再是秘密,《空运通讯》经证实,该客户就是联邦快递。 今年3月份,《空运通讯》曾报导西大西洋航空从GECAS所租赁的四架波音732-800BCF改造飞机的客户已经基本锁定。当时,西大西洋航空宣称所有四架飞机都将“服务于一家快递物流供应商,投入其现有的欧洲航线网络”。与此同时,由于亚马逊正在欧洲开展与航空公司的自营航线网络合作,因此外界曾普遍猜测潜在客户可能会是亚马逊。当时,亚马逊在欧洲已经发布了需求建议书,并正在考虑扩大其在欧洲区域的点对点航空经营。然而迄今为止,亚马逊还未与任何一家力争为其提供专属服务的欧洲航空公司签署服务协议。 回到开头,首架波音737-800BCF改造飞机由维克托维尔机场(VCV)运送到东米德兰机场(EMA),并正式移交给GECAS,然后立即租赁给西大西洋航空投入运营。从5月18日开始,根据航班信息数据应用系统(FlightRadar24)的数据显示,该架飞机开始在东米德兰机场(EMA)与贝尔法斯特机场(BFS)之间运营定期往返航班。西大西洋航空告诉《空运通讯》,这些航班主要是为英国皇家邮政提供专属服务。 此外,西大西洋航空还告知《空运通讯》,首架波音737-800BCF改造飞机将于7月2日开始为联邦快递服务,并且所有订购的四架波音737-800BCF都将为联邦快递提供专属服务。据悉,第二架波音737-800BCF飞机也交付在即,并计划于七月底开始服役。预计至2019年2月,西大西洋航空的全部四架波音737-800BCF飞机都将到位并为联邦快递提供专属服务。 目前,尚不清楚的是联邦快递与西大西洋航空的业务合作,是否会作为其与比利时ASL航空业务合作的航空运力补充,或是取而代之,还是两者兼有?2016年联邦快递收购TNT,ASL航空集团成立了比利时ASL航空以接管曾经的比利时TNT航空,并开始将其窄体货机机队主要用于为联邦快递提供专属服务。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 10, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: West Atlantic’s 737-800BCF customer revealed

West Atlantic‘s customer for the first of four 737-800BCFs on firm order with GECAS is a mystery no longer: it is none other than FedEx, Cargo Facts has confirmed. On 30 June, a West Atlantic Airlines 737-800BCF (32740) touched down at Liege Airport (LGG). Back in March, we reported that West Atlantic had found a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 3, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through April 2018

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the website. This database is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 27, 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
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