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 […]

AEI预期短期内授予STC交付了737-800SF与埃塞俄比亚

二月份,美国AEI授予FAA 为客机737-800机身改装为货机配置的补充型合格证(STC)。交付的首架改装货机机型737-800SF(29121,前考兰登航空)预期几周内在埃塞俄比亚航空运营。 为未来适应737-800SF机型转换,AEI宣布授权济南STAECO为指定的项目改装中心。STAECO有开始于传统737机型改装PEMCO,执行各种改装可触人工的悠久历史。最近STAECO被授权命名作为第二个波音737-800BCF客机改装货机的项目中心。七月份,STAECO改装了首架737-800机型,随后波音公司为阿尔及利亚航空改装了飞机。除了STAECO和迈阿密商用喷气式飞机外,AEI计划改装在基隆拿的KF航空航天设备和多森的商用喷气飞机设备。 尽管十二月已经完成AEI的合格飞机改装,但由于部分美国政府部门关闭,进而导致此项目的一STC 核发延迟到今年。AEI仍然为第二个获得STC,改装窄机737-800的项目。在2017年4月,波音公司获得了FAA和EASA STCS改装737-800BCF的项目。以色列的贝代克航空集团在完成机型改装的过程中也获得了STC证书。 看看其他的有源和发展中的窄体机改装项目,右边的这张图表显示六个公司中至少有三个可利用窄体机平台。PEMCO期望紧急发布一个关于737-700 客机的FlexCOMBI 的FAA STC 。 同时空中客车家族的窄体机改装仍然落后一点。321 机型的精改装(精改装和ATSG联营 )早在这个月宣布对A321-200 机型 的切割金属P-T0-F项目,并期望在2010 1Q 中认证改装货机。EFW 期望在今年底认证空客A321-200 机型的P-TO F项目 ,在2020年认证空客320机型的P-TO-F项目。 对窄体货机改装感兴趣的被邀请参加《亚洲空运会议》。

Top 4 Cargo Facts predictions for 2019

To all of our readers, Happy New Year, and our best wishes for a productive and prosperous 2019! As a prelude to what we are sure will be a busy first half of the year — at Cargo Facts as well, with the launch of our new innovation-focused Cargo Facts EMEA event in Frankfurt, 4-6 […]

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 […]

PEMCO shows off new 737 ‘FlexCombi’

PEMCO World Air Services is displaying the first 737-700 passenger-to-FlexCombi converted aircraft at this week’s Bahrain International Air Show. PEMCO launched the conversion program in April 2017, when it also announced Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, the parent of charter operator Texel Air, as the launch customer for the combi aircraft. This is not the first combi […]

Finding the sweet spot for next-gen narrowbody conversions

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement (and jockeying by conversion houses) over the newest generation of narrowbody freighters, the Boeing 737NGs (737-700/-800) and Airbus A320 family (A320/321). As these newer freighters stand poised to begin replacing older types, let’s take an early look at the new programs and the […]

Longhao Airlines to double freighter fleet

Guangzhou-based all-cargo carrier Longhao Airlines launched eleven-months ago with a single 737-300F. By year-end 2017, the carrier, which operates charter flights almost exclusively for Shenzhen-based SF Airlines, had three 737-300Fs in service. In February, Longhao added units four and five (29108, 29109), and outlined plans to further grow its narrowbody freighter fleet to seven 737Fs […]

6 Chinese lessors with narrowbody freighter ambitions

Seven airlines based in mainland China operate sixty-six 737 Classic freighters that comprise the backbone of the country’s domestic airfreight express fleet. In the coming years, primarily in response to surging e-commerce demand, the narrowbody freighter fleets of China-based carriers are expected to expand rapidly, with new aircraft types. As in most parts of the […]
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