First 737-800BDSF begins flying with DHL

In a series of firsts, the freshly certified 737-800BDSF has entered service with DHL Express and begun its first scheduled operations with the integrator. The first aircraft of its type to start regular flying anywhere in the world, unit 30498 (ex-Transaero Airlines) is also the first 737-800 to be converted by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). […]

CFA 2020: Industry nuances to limit new entrants to freighter leasing

Ongoing growth in the air cargo industry and freighter operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic may not extend to new entrants to the leasing and operating spaces, according to speakers at this week’s Cargo Facts Asia 2020. Lead times for conversions, and other barriers to entry for this unique segment of the market pose challenges that […]

Second 737-800BDSF begins flight tests

The second 737-800 to be converted into cargo configuration by Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group (28619, ex-Pegasus) has been completed and took its first test flight on Nov. 4. The flight took place to the northwest of Tel Aviv (TLV) and lasted just under four hours. Meanwhile, the first 737-800BDSF (30498, ex-Transaero Airlines) has remained […]


本月上旬,位于以色列的贝德克航空集团(Bedek Aviation Group)开始对其客改货的第一架737-800BDSF(30498,前Transaero)进行飞行试验。即将完成的测试正在特拉维夫进行,而之前的客改货项目也是在此地进行的。 尽管美国联邦政府的部分停摆推迟了飞行试验,但贝德克公司告诉《货运事实》,预计联邦航空局(FAA)将在今年5月或6月对飞机进行认证。与此同时,第二架737-800已经在特拉维夫进行了改装。贝德克公司在2017年为其-700变型进行了首个737 NG项目认证,自那时以来,已重新交付了四架完成了客改货配置的737-700BDSF飞机,其中的三架交付给了阿拉斯加航空公司(Alaska Airlines),另一架交付给了香料航空公司 (Spicejet)。 回到贝德克公司的737-800BDSF飞机的徽标,飞机目前的徽标涂色并没有显示出其属于某一个特定的运营商。相反,Spectre Air Capital金融租赁公司、飞机所有者和改装客户的标志在飞机上均有显示。2017年10月,Spectre Air Capital金融租赁公司成为贝德克公司737NG改装项目的首批客户,订单为15架737-800和737-700客改货飞机,以及一个不超过15架的追加订购选项。当时,Spectre公司已确认向韩国仁川航空公司(Air Incheon)提供其前三架货机,最初预计将于2017年底交付。鉴于Spectre公司的第一架飞机已经提供给了香料航空公司,《货运事实》相信30498最终可能会与另一个运营商合作。 把眼光转向进行-800改装的特拉维夫之外,贝德克公司告诉《货运事实》,另外两个位于中国的MRO将代表其进行737NG的改装。去年,天津海特工厂引进了一架737-700BDSF,为Spectre公司进行改装,并刚刚完成。尽管MSN尚未确认,但预计天津航空货运公司将成为这架改装飞机的租赁客户。第二批-700最近在天津进行了改装。除了海特,贝德克公司还计划在宜昌三峡机场附近的贝迪克凌云工厂(Belinco)引入一架-700进行改装。  

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

SHANGHAI – A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai late last month for Cargo Facts Asia 2017 – the sixth annual presentation of what is now undeniably the region’s premier industry event. After five years in Hong Kong, record attendance […]

IAI launches 737-700 P-to-F program

Israel Aerospace Industries formally launched  a 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, to be offered through its MRO and conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group. IAI provided little in the way of technical specifications, but did tell Cargo Facts that the 737-700BDSF will offer eight full-size pallet positions plus two smaller positions, and that it expects certification in […]
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