Boeing 737 News
ASL Aviation to order ten 737-800BCFs
- 19 June 2019 -
ASL Aviation Holdings has signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Paris Air Show for ten Boeing 737-800BCF freighter conversions. The agreement also includes purchase rights for ten more.
Boeing has so far acquired orders and commitments for a total of 120 passenger to freighter conversions of the Next-Generation 737-800, from eight customers. ASL has already operated two leased 737-800BCFs on its European network and says it is 'very pleased' with their flexibility and reliability. The 737-800BCF will give ASL access to new markets. ASL is active on six continents and operates on behalf of express freight integrators. In 2018 the company transported more than 357,000 metric tonnes of cargo.
Boeing recently inaugurated new conversion lines at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services (BSAS) and Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company (STAECO), and is looking to expand further. It wants to more than double 737-800BCF output this year, from eight conversions in 2018 to seventeen in 2019.
Boeing also announced a repeat order for five 777 Freighters from Qatar Airways. Already sixteen 777F aircraft are in Qatar Airways service. Boeing furthermore said at Le Bourget that China Airlines intends to buy up to six 777F aircraft, but that is old news. The airframer announced this before, in May 2019.
Turkmenistan Airlines intends to buy a single 777-200LR passenger aircraft. That will become the airline's fourth 777-200LR. (Image: Boeing)