First freighter-converted 737-800F certified and redelivered by Boeing

On 12 April, Boeing announced via Twitter that it had received EASA and FAA Standard Type Certification (STC) for its 737-800BCF freighter conversion program. Following certification, the 737-800BCF (32740) was ferried from Victorville to East Midlands, where it will be formally handed over to launch customer GECAS, and then immediately leased to launch operator, Sweden-based […]

West Atlantic secures a customer for its four forthcoming 737-800BCFs

In June 2017, Sweden-based dedicated cargo carrier West Atlantic agreed to lease four Boeing-converted 737-800BCFs from lessor GECAS. Earlier this week, the carrier announced that all four aircraft will be operated “on behalf of an express logistics provider, in its current EU-network.” Although West Atlantic has not revealed the identity of the “express logistics provider,” […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-March

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]

West Atlantic will be launch operator for the 737-800BCF

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic Airlines placed a firm order with GECAS for the lease of four 737-800BCFs. GECAS, a launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion program, will be the first customer to take redelivery of an -800BCF. The first of the four aircraft is currently in conversion at the Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services […]

West Atlantic scores major new contract with Royal Mail

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic won a major expansion of its contract with the UK postal service Royal Mail. The company says the new contract “will increase Group revenue by approximately 25% annually.” The change is the result of strong package and parcel growth at Royal Mail, driven by its e-commerce customers. Following a public […]

West Atlantic scores major new contract with Royal Mail

Sweden-based all-cargo carrier West Atlantic won a major expansion of its contract with the UK postal service Royal Mail. How major? West Atlantic says the new contract “will increase Group revenue by approximately 25% annually.” Following a public procurement process during which Royal Mail conducted an evaluation of solutions designed to support its domestic air […]
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