Search archive          Sign up for our Newsletters          Aviation Jobs
Latest Aviation News  |  Industry & Technology  |  Air Transport  |  MRO & Support  |  Aircraft Interiors  |  Editorials  |  Events Calendar  |  About UsFR
 
Aviation News Numerous P2F conversion contracts announced in November

Numerous P2F conversion contracts announced in November

Romain Guillot
25 NOV 2021 | 524 words
Numerous P2F conversion contracts announced in November
Mammoth Freighters
This month of November was particularly prosperous in announcements of Passenger to Cargo Conversions (P2F).

Texas-based Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) has ordered 13 additional B737-800SF from Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), thus bringing to a total of 34 the number of aircraft of this type acquired. With this fourth iterative order, ACS will effectively become the largest customer of AEI's 737-800SF program. The first aircraft of this new order will begin to be modified in March 2023 at Commercial Jet in Miami (Florida). The other 12 will be modified by Commercial Jet, KF Aerospace (Canada) and HAECO Xiamen (China), with a final aircraft due to enter the conversion phase in December 2023.

Emirates has announced that it will be one of the first operators of the 777-300ERSF program of the Aviation division of IAI (Bedek), with four aircraft deliverable in 2024. Emirates SkyCargo will invest a billion dollars to increase its capacities, on the one hand by adding "Big Twins", 777-300ERs converted by, and with the STC of Israel Aerospace Industries and resulting from its own passenger transport fleet, and on the other hand by purchasing two new 777Fs directly from Boeing, a contract announced at the Dubai Airshow. Emirates' cargo division operates today with 10 777F aircraft.

IAI has also signed an agreement with World Star Aviation to convert ten Boeing 737-800s to an all-cargo configuration (B737-800BDSF), with an option for ten additional conversions. The modification work will be carried out by a subsidiary owned by IAI in China, Bedek Lingyun (Yichang) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (Belinco) in Yichang (Hubei), as well as at other sites.

Mammoth Freighters for its part announced that Cargojet Airways (Canada) will be the launch operator of its new 777-200LR cargo, with the signing of a sales agreement for two first 777-200LRMFs. The agreement also includes additional options for two 777-300ERMFs and two 777-200LRMFs.

Boeing announced the opening of three new conversion lines dedicated to the 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighters) in Europe and North America. The first conversion line will be open at its maintenance facilities at London Gatwick from 2022. The other two lines will be located at KF Aerospace in Kelowna, Canada from 2023. At the same time, Icelease Aircraft Leasing & Trading (icelease) decided to place an order for eleven 737-800BCF. The first aircraft that will be converted for the Reykjavik-based company will be the one that will starts the Gatwick conversion line.

Finally, DHL Express has placed a new order with Boeing for nine 767-300BCF. This the largest contract that the German company has signed with the aircraft manufacturer for this type of aircraft. DHL has already ordered eight 767-300BCF, of which it has received seven. They have been leased to its partner companies in the Middle East and Latin America, to expand its regional footprint in these parts of the world. At the same time, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has entered into an agreement with Boeing for the conversion of four of its 767-300s into freighters. This is its first ATSG order for BCF (Boeing converted freighter).

Romain Guillot
Chief editor
Cofounder of Journal de l'Aviation and Alertavia


 
They made this section possible
Top stories
09 DEC 2021
The world's first Airbus A320 freighter takes off The world's first Airbus A320 freighter takes off
We knew its first flight was near, but Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) was able to keep the surprise until the end. The first Airbus A320P2F (Passenger ... Continue Reading
09 DEC 2021
NYCO signs a major strategic agreement with Air France to develop sustainable aircraft lubricants NYCO signs a major strategic agreement with Air France to develop sustainable aircraft lubricants
NYCO, the French specialist in aeronautical lubricants, has signed a strategic agreement with Air France to cooperate on engine oil field service evaluation and ... Continue Reading
09 DEC 2021
New long-term agreement between Safran and SIAEC on CFM International's LEAP engines New long-term agreement between Safran and SIAEC on CFM International's LEAP engines
Safran Aircraft Engines has just signed a new 10-year engine MRO contract with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC). Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines' MRO division will provide ... Continue Reading
09 DEC 2021
The world's first Airbus A320 freighter takes off
09 DEC 2021
NYCO signs a major strategic agreement with Air France to develop sustainable aircraft lubricants
09 DEC 2021
New long-term agreement between Safran and SIAEC on CFM International's LEAP engines
09 DEC 2021
Boeing to add two 737-800BCF conversion lines at STAECO's facility in China
09 DEC 2021
Sabena Aerospace to take over several maintenance activities from Lufthansa Technik
Top stories
 
Latest News     Industry & Technology     Air Transport     MRO & Support     Aircraft Interiors     Editorials
© 2022 Le Journal de l'Aviation - All rights reserved