Lessor BBAM has placed a firm order with Boeing for nine additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders to 40.
BBAM will be the first customer to take delivery of a 737-800BCF conversion at a new conversion line set to open next year at KF Aerospace, an MRO provider in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Boeing announced last year that it would open two 737-800BCF conversion lines at KF Aerospace beginning in 2023.
“We continue to extend the life of the 737-800s in our fleet and support strong demand from our customers by further growing our 737-800BCF order book,” said BBAM’s senior vice president, head of freighter programs John Lynch. “By taking conversion slots at KF Aerospace in Canada, we are delighted to leverage Boeing’s global network of conversion lines to offer our customers convenience and flexibility by being where they need us to be.”
BBAM holds conversion slots at other Boeing MRO providers, including Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA), an Alajuela, Costa Rica-based MRO provider, and Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services (BSAS) in Shanghai, China.
“Our partnership with BBAM on the 737-800BCF began with an order for three conversions in 2020, and after a series of incremental orders, BBAM is now one of the largest customers for the 737-800BCF with orders for 40 of the type,” said Boeing’s commercial modifications, engineering & specialty products business vice president Kate Schaefer.
“We are honoured by BBAM’s continued trust in Boeing and are pleased to offer high-quality and reliable conversion capacity across a global network of MRO suppliers, where our customers need it most.”