BOC Aviation purchases 747-8Fs to lease to AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

BOC Aviation has purchased two Boeing 747-8 Freighters both committed on long-term leases to AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

The Singapore-based leasing company has a fleet of 483 aircraft owned, managed and on order, leased to 68 airlines worldwide in 32 countries.

It is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has offices in Dublin, London and Tianjin.

BOC Aviation chief commercial officer (Europe, Americas and Africa), Steven Townend says: “We are pleased to add a strong new partner, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, to our customer base as it expands its services within the cargo sector.”

“The Boeing 747-8F is a technologically advanced aircraft and is one of the most capable long-haul freighter aircraft.  This transaction further diversifies our portfolio as we continue to grow our fleet through accretive investment.”

AirBridgeCargo Airlines general director, Sergey Lazarev says: “We appreciate BOC Aviation’s trust and support in the development of our Boeing 747-8F fleet. We strongly believe in the capabilities of this state-of-the-art aircraft and the benefits that it brings to people all over the world.”

“We are glad that the number of companies and people who recognise the advantages of this aircraft and are interested in purchasing it is growing.”