GECAS and Boeing have reached an agreement for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
The deal, which includes 20 firm orders and 15 options, will take GECAS’ 737-800BCF order from 15 to 50 and enable GECAS to serve the growing express air cargo market.
GECAS Cargo Aircraft Group manager and SVP, Richard Greener says: “This order and future commitment with Boeing reflects the confidence GECAS has in the 737-800BCF to replace and grow the narrow body freighter market.
“With total firm and option aircraft commitments now at fifty 737-800BCFs, GECAS will commit nearly $1.5 billion worth of 737-800s with conversions to the narrow body freighter sector.”
Boeing Company senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, Ihssane Mounir says: “The 737-800BCF is a great example of how Boeing’s Global Services business can extend the life of an airplane with new technology and help operators reduce their operating costs.
“We are delighted that GECAS intends to commit to a big repeat order for the airplane. We look forward to finalising this deal and adding to their world-class portfolio.”
The agreement, which is subject to GECAS board approval, would take the total commitments for the 737-800BCF programme to 80 from more than six customers.