Garuda Indonesia plans to add 737 NG freighters this year

Garuda Indonesia’s Mohammad Iqbal, Director of Cargo and Business Development, said the Jakarta-based carrier plans to operate four jet freighters this year, including two 737-800 converted freighters, another 737 freighter, and an A330F, Bisnis Indonesia reported. However, the origin of the freighters for conversion is unclear, and feedstock for 737 NG freighters has been particularly […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]

The narrowbody freighter fleet part II: 737 NG conversions enter the fleet

Today we continue our three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at active and emerging conversion programs for the narrowbody freighter types currently available and set to enter the market in late 2019 and early 2020. In part III next week, we will break down the fleet on a […]

The narrowbody freighter fleet part I: 737 NG freighters take off

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the overall composition of the fleet – how many of the different types are in operation by which carriers. Later this week, in part II, we will look at active and emerging conversion programs for the narrowbody […]

As 737 NG conversions get off the ground, will MAX groundings limit feedstock?

Early 2019 has seen passenger-to-freighter conversion programs launched years earlier for 737 NG aircraft finally complete conversions and receive certifications. First, in February, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., received STC certification for its 737-800SF, which was redelivered this month to Ethiopian Airlines, on lease from GECAS. Israel-based Bedek Aviation Group also commenced test flights for its 737-800BDSF […]

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》。
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