ASL prepares for Amazon 737 operations

ASL Airlines will soon begin flying 737-800BCFs on behalf of Amazon, becoming the newest carrier to operate aircraft painted in the e-commerce giant’s livery and the first in Europe. The first 737-800BCF in Amazon colors that was delisted from the U.S. register and delivered to Shannon (SNN) in late September (33544, ex-Ryanair) has now been […]

Delta accelerates 767-300 retirements

Delta Air Lines, the largest operator of 767-300ERs in passenger configuration prior to the onset of the pandemic, will retire the remaining forty-nine 767-300ERs in its fleet by December 2025. With the market heating up for 767 conversions, this large pool of airframes will be evaluated for its suitability as conversion candidates. Airframe pricing, cycles […]

Allied Air receives first African-owned 737-800SF

Nigeria-based Allied Air has taken redelivery of its first 737-800SF [FAT 005658]. The aircraft (36846, ex-Jet Airways), converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI), was manufactured in 2007 and is the youngest 737NG to have been converted to date. Unit 36846 was inducted for conversion at the Commercial Jet facility in Miami (MIA) in March. After […]

757 feedstock released from Icelandair

Icelandair is removing 757-200s from its fleet and will soon sell three for conversion into freighters. According to the company, the net sale price of the three aircraft — two of 1994 vintage and one manufactured in 2000 — is $2-$3 million above book value at approximately $21 million. The transaction is expected to close […]

Amazon to place more 737Fs with Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines is set to grow its CMI operation for Amazon with more 737 freighters. The e-commerce giant’s next 737-800BCF (29120, ex-Corendon Airlines) arrived in Everett (PAE) Oct. 6 after conversion by Boeing in China, showing “Operated by Sun Country, Inc.” near the cockpit windows. As with Amazon’s 737s currently being flown by the Minneapolis-based […]

Boeing 2020 CMO: Freighters resilient but not immune to COVID challenges

The global freighter fleet is expected to grow to 3,260 freighters over the next two decades, representing an increase of 63% from the current fleet of 2,010 freighters, according to an update to Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook (CMO). Compared to passenger aircraft, the dislocation from the COVID-19 crisis to freighter demand is expected to be […]

AerCaribe grows with fourth 737-400F

Colombia-based AerCaribe has taken redelivery of its fourth 737-400F [FAT 005653]. The aircraft (24130, ex-AlbaStar) was acquired by AerCaribe and inducted for conversion in May with Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) at the Commercial Jet facility in Dothan (DHN). The carrier could not provide an exact date for the entry into service of the new addition, […]
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