The narrowbody freighter fleet part I: 737 NG freighters take off

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of narrowbody jet freighters with a look at the overall composition of the fleet – how many of the different types are in operation by which carriers. Later this week, in part II, we will look at active and emerging conversion programs for the narrowbody […]

6 Chinese lessors with narrowbody freighter ambitions

Seven airlines based in mainland China operate sixty-six 737 Classic freighters that comprise the backbone of the country’s domestic airfreight express fleet. In the coming years, primarily in response to surging e-commerce demand, the narrowbody freighter fleets of China-based carriers are expected to expand rapidly, with new aircraft types. As in most parts of the […]

Air Algérie takes delivery of its first narrowbody production freighter

It’s not every day a narrowbody production freighter is delivered. In fact, when Air Algérie took delivery of its first of two 737-700Cs on 26 May, it was the first delivery of a narrowbody production freighter (albeit in convertible configuration) in almost twenty years. And the first-ever 737 production freighter to go into commercial service. Following […]

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 […]

Narrowbody fleet, Part III

Last week we began a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet with a look at who is operating the 546 freighters of nine main types in the fleet. Yesterday we continued by breaking down the fleet in three ways: type-by-type, by end user, and by geographical region. Today, we will conclude with look at who has converted what […]

Narrowbody fleet, Part II

Last week we began a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet with a look at who is operating the 546 freighters of nine main types in the fleet. Today we continue by breaking down the fleet in three ways: type-by-type, by end user, and by geographical region. Tomorrow, we will conclude with look at who has converted […]
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