Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passenger fleet, and is having converted […]

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not only Alaska’s first 737-700 freighter, but […]

5 recent freighter deals that caught our eye

The velocity at which freighter aircraft are bought, sold, leased and traded can be quite rapid, especially in a healthy market for air cargo. The past few months have been no exception, and there have been numerous freighter transactions that caught our attention. But just what makes a freighter transaction stand out among the sea […]

IAI awarded STC for 737-700 P-to-F, Alaska Air Cargo to take redelivery

On Monday, Israel Aerospace Industries received an STC for its 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, and could redeliver the first freighter-converted 737-700F (30794) to Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo before the end of this week. Once redelivered, IAI, through its MRO and conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, will have redelivered not only the first 737-700F, but also […]

ACG orders 15 737-800 P-to-F conversions

MIAMI — US-based lessor and asset manager Aviation Capital Group placed a firm order for fifteen 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI), with options for fifteen additional conversions. The announcement was made at the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami. AEI launched its 737-800 conversion program last year, and at the Paris Air […]

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 […]

Combination Carrier

Once a fairly regular sight, combi and quick-change aircraft operated by major passenger carriers are now exceedingly rare, with only three airlines – KLM, Air China (both with 747-400M’s), and Alaska still operating any sizeable number in scheduled passenger-freight services. Air China will begin phasing out the 747-400M later this year, leaving only KLM and […]

Starliner 75 – and friend.

There really is a cargo aircraft in this photo, we promise, and it’s not one of Alaska Airlines Cargo’s 737s. Alaska painted N569AS (id 35184/2192), a 737-890, in this special scheme back in 2007 for the company’s 75th anniversary – it’s one of several special livery jets in Alaska’s all-737 fleet. The livery mimics that […]
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