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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