BBAM has ordered an additional 12 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.
The agreement with Boeing brings the lessor’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 31 as the companies noted that e-commerce and express cargo markets continued to drive strong customer demand for freighters.
Boeing noted that BBAM would be the first customer to have a 737-800BCF converted at Costa Rica-based MRO Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA) facilities.
“The Boeing Converted Freighter programme is extending the life and enhancing the value of the 737-800s in our fleet,” said BBAM’s president and CEO Steve Zissis. “We are growing our Boeing order book to meet the strong demand we see worldwide for narrowbody freighters, and we are proud to be the launch customer for the conversion lines at COOPESA.”
In a separate deal announced in January, BBAM placed six firm orders and six options for the 737-800BCF.
“This most recent order underscores the continued strong demand for our market-leading freighter, and we are honoured by BBAM’s continued confidence in Boeing,” said Jens Steinhagen, director of Boeing freighter conversions.