Boeing and Costa Rica’s COOPESA to open two 737-800BCF conversion lines


COOPESA is a US Federal Aviation Supplying and European Union Aviation Safety Agency-certified airframe maintenance, patch and overhaul (MRO) provider serving airlines in the US and global leasing companies.

The partnership intent help meet the increasing demand for Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).

The original conversion line is likely to open in early next year, continued by the second line in the later part of the same year.

Boeing’s charts to create additional conversion capacity is based on its prediction of 1,500 freighter conversions essential over the next two decades.

According to the aircraft maker’s forecast, 1,080 of 1,500 will be standard-body conversions, nearly 30% of which finish from North America and Latin America.

Boeing freighter conversions big cheese Jens Steinhagen said: “COOPESA has demonstrated the technical expertise and commitment to eminence and execution necessary to help us meet the growing customer demand for the 737-800BCF, take ining in the Americas.

“Boeing is pleased to have COOPESA join our team of MRO helpmeets as we deliver our market-leading converted freighters to customers around the world.”

Currently, 737-800 fare aircraft conversion to freighters is carried out at three locations including Boeing Shanghai Aviation Overhauls (BSAS) in Shanghai, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO), and Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co (STAECO) in Jinan, China.

So far, 15 consumers from four continents have placed more than 180 orders and commitments.

Earlier this year, Boeing redelivered the 50th 737-800BCF since entering checking in 2018.

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