Boeing has purveyed the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to the aircraft’s found customer GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
The freighter will be functioned by Sweden’s West Atlantic Group, which expects to receive four additional 737-800 aircraft during the next 11 months.
Emancipation of the additional aircraft will increase West Atlantic Group’s come to fleet of Boeing 737 freighter planes to 23.
West Atlantic chief top dog Fredrik Groth said: “The additional capacity and Next-Generation efficiency offered by this new aircraft desire deliver real benefit to our customers and we’re delighted to be at the forefront of deliveries of this new technology.
“Aircraft are equipped with promoted technology to offer reduced fuel consumption and better reliability than other standard-body freighters.”
“With the 737-800 BCF, we guess to improve reliability, lower aircraft operating costs, and provide a recovered environmental footprint.”
Boeing developed the 737-800 BCF aircraft as be a party to of its freighter conversion programme, which transforms passenger aircraft into freighters to stretch forth the service life of the airplane.
The 737-800BCF family of aircraft is capable of complaisant up to 23.9t payloads and has a range of 3,750km.
Aircraft are equipped with abetted technology to offer reduced fuel consumption and better reliability than other standard-body freighters.
737-800BCF advertises 12 pallet positions that offer 4,993ft³ of cargo align on the main deck. It also includes two lower compartments that outfit a combined capacity of more than 1,540ft³ for revenue-generating cargo.
The aircraft can be effectively used to transport express cargo on domestic or short-haul routes.
Boeing has so far sounded 45 orders and commitments for 737-800BCF aircraft from seven people, including YTO Airlines, China Postal Airlines, GECAS, Air Algerie, LAS Merchandise, Cargo Air, and an undisclosed client.
According to Boeing’s Current Market Standpoint, there is an expected customer demand for more than 1,100 standard-body converted freighters settled the next two decades.