As MD-80s exit passenger service, freighter-converted units take to the skies with Everts Air

On Sept. 4, American Airlines retired the last twenty-six McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft in its fleet. Even though the airframe remains in passenger service with Delta (which operates 62 of the type), fleet numbers are on the decline – at least for units in passenger service. Despite serving a niche market, the number of freighter-converted […]

Alaska Air Cargo’s three 737-700Fs flying high, considers adding more

Better late than never, Alaska Air Cargo took re-delivery of its first Bedek-converted 737-700BDSF about two years later than originally expected in September 2017. The first -700F entered commercial service on 27 September 2017, and as of March 2018, the Seattle-based carrier was operating all three -700BDSFs it had on order with Bedek. Looking ahead, […]

Northern Exposure

A long-time user of the 737-200 for its Alaskan operations, Anchorage-based Northern Air Cargo began updating its 737 fleet in 2010 with the first addition of a 737-300 (N360WA – msn: 23553). A second 737-300 (N361NC – msn: 23260), seen here landing at Paine Field, was added in 2012. This freighter formerly operated with TNT […]
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