GECAS orders 10 737-800 Boeing converted freighters, adds 15 options

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 17, 2019 13:27

GECAS orders 10 737-800 Boeing converted freighters, adds 15 options

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed an agreement with Boeing to exercise 10 purchase rights to firm orders and adding 15 more purchase rights for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).

“Our leasing customers are very pleased with the versatility and reliability of these freighters,” said Richard Greener, senior vice president and manager, GECAS Cargo. “It’s enabling operators to replace aging freighters and meet the rapidly growing express cargo market.”

The 737-800BCF, which is making its air show debut at Le Bourget this week, is Boeing’s newest freighter product. The company converts Next-Generation 737 passenger airplanes into cargo jets that are capable of carrying more payload – up to 23.9 tonnes (52,800 lbs) – and flying farther – 2,000 nautical miles (3,750 km) – than previous standard-body freighters.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 17, 2019 13:27