737-800BCF shines at the 2019 Paris Air Show

Now that the Paris Air Show 2019 is over, Cargo Facts is encouraged to see that, apart from the usual flurry of orders for passenger aircraft, the freighter market also appears to have received some healthy interest. Here’s a recap of freighter deals that were signed last week. GECAS converted ten of its fifteen previous […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 24, 2019

ASL signs MoU for up to 20 737-800BCFs

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings placed a firm order for ten 737-800BCFs with purchase rights for an additional ten, in a memorandum of understanding signed with Boeing today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004986-5005]. While these will be the first 737-800BCFs to be owned by ASL itself, the company has, since last year, already been […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 19, 2019

Amazon commits to 15 more 737-800BCFs, GECAS confirms role as lessor

Amazon confirmed plans to lease fifteen additional 737-800BCFs from GECAS, to be delivered by 2021, in an agreement announced today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004971-4985]. These fifteen units are in addition to the five 737-800BCFs Amazon has already secured, and has contracted Atlas-affiliate Southern Air to operate on a CMI basis by year-end […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 2019

GECAS firms up options for 10 737-800BCFs, adds 15 more

GECAS firmed up ten existing options for 737-800BCF conversions and added options for fifteen more in an agreement with Boeing signed today at the Paris Air Show [FATs 004945-4969]. Following today’s deal, GECAS’ orderbook for 737-800BCF conversions stands at forty-five firm, with options for twenty additional conversions. Accounting for GECAS’ latest -800BCF redelivery, the lessor’s firm […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • June 17, 2019

Boeing redelivers 737-800BCF at Paris Air Show

In what is perhaps a preview of what’s to come later this week at the Paris Air Show, Boeing just redelivered a 737-800BCF (32663, ex-Jet Airways) to GECAS [FATs 004936-4937]. Images of the aircraft in Prime Air livery appeared earlier today on Boeing’s Twitter account. The aircraft will be on display at the show, which […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 16, 2019

South African to downsize freighter fleet after ceasing overnight cargo ops

South African Airways (SAA) is preparing to return a 737-300F (24278) that was ACMI-leased from Star Air Cargo [FAT 004934]. The move follows the termination of SAA’s overnight freighter operations, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. For now, the South African carrier will continue to operate a pair of freighter-converted 737-300Fs, but is evaluating modernization options. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 14, 2019

CargoLogic Germany adds another freighter, but no AOC yet

Despite not yet having received an Air Operator’s Certificate from the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, startup carrier CargoLogic Germany continues to add to its freighter fleet. Last week, the Volga-Dnepr Group’s newest affiliate added a second 737-400SF (27673, ex-NewGen Airways) to its fleet, on lease from Vx Capital, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004883].   On 10 May, the aircraft was ferried […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 14, 2019

Southern Air begins flying 737-800Fs for Amazon

Atlas Air Worldwide’s subsidiary carrier Southern Air today put two 737-800BCFs into service on a CMI basis for Amazon Air. The two aircraft (32882 and 32611) are among at least five 737-800BCFs that Southern Air will begin flying for Amazon in 2019. Breaking away from a pattern of what appear to be test flights between […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 2, 2019
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