FIA16: 10 orders for Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing 737-MAX8

Boeing has received orders for 10 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), of which six are 737-800s and four at 767s, in a deal announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Bulgaria-based Cargo Air and Columbian airline, Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Cargo will both receive two 737-800BCFs each and Air Algerie has signed a commitment for two 737-800BCFs. The 767BCF customer has not been identified.

The 737-800BCF programme was launched in February and the aircraft will be modified at facilities near the demand. The first 737-800BCFs are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services vice president of sales and marketing, Rick Anderson says: “We have received very positive response from the market for Boeing’s 737-800 and 767 freighter conversion programmes. As our customers expand their freighter services and seek to improve fleet efficiencies, they are coming to Boeing for their freighter needs because of the quality and value we provide.”

Both the 737 and 767 are being converted to cater for demand in the express market, and Boeing has received 22 firm orders for 767s and 59 orders and commitments for the 737.