GECAS has contracted to add six 737-800BCFs to its in-service fleet.
This brings the company’s fleet of passenger-to-freighter (P2F) converted 737-800NG narrowbody freighters in operation to more than 40, an average of one aircraft added per month since the first 737-800NG Converted Freighter was delivered in April 2018.
Two of the aircraft will be added to ATRAN’s fleet and the remaining four with undisclosed operators.
Volga-Dnepr Group’s ATRAN recently took delivery of two 738BCF from GECAS and will add two more of the P2F narrowbodies to its operations in September.
“In today’s highly competitive landscape marked by capacity constraints, it is important to keep pace with the demand and guarantee stable, high-quality services for our customers,” said ATRAN Airlines’ general director Vitaliy Andreev.
“These reliable converted freighters will support our ongoing fleet development strategy, enable smooth phase-out of older freighters and ramp up our delivery options.”
GECAS Cargo’s SVP and manager Richard Greener commented: “The team at GECAS Cargo takes pride in ensuring our airline clients are afforded a steady flow of available Boeing Converted Freighters to enter service on time and meet the demand of the air cargo networks. We are delighted to support the replacement growth strategies of ATRAN with these additional operating leases for 737-800BCFs.”