Lessor BBAM has ordered six 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft, with options for six more.

    The agreement with Boeing brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15.

    “As we look ahead to expanding our cargo fleet, the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter provides the performance and efficiency our customers need,” said BBAM’s CEO Steve Zissis.

    “Adding these highly capable freighters to 276 Boeing airplanes in our managed fleet helps to further strengthen our leadership position in the marketplace.”

    The 737-800BCF entered service in 2018 and is based on the Next-Generation 737. It is primarily used to carry express cargo on domestic or short-haul routes, Boeing said.

    Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir commented: “BBAM is one of the industry’s leading full-service leasing companies and has built their reputation on smart investments. We are honoured that BBAM has selected more 737-800BCFs, based on the success of our standard body freighters in their portfolio.

    “The continued strong demand for the 737-800BCF demonstrates the critical role these converted freighters play in the growing express and e-commerce market.”