Freight BBAM orders 12 additional 737-800BCFs

Boeing has released, that BBAM has ordered 12 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership have signed a purchase agreement for 12 additional 737 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). This firm order brings BBAM´s orders and commitments to 31 aircraft, as e-commerce and express cargo markets continue to grow.

With this order, Costa Rica-based Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA), will be converting an aircraft for Boeing for the first time. In May, Boeing announced that two conversion lines would be opened at COOPESA in 2022.

“The Boeing Converted Freighter program is extending the life and enhancing the value of the 737-800s in our fleet,” said Steve Zissis, president and CEO of BBAM. “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.”

Jens Steinhagen, director of Boeing freighter conversions, added: “This most recent order underscores the continued strong demand for our market-leading freighter, and we are honored by BBAM’s continued confidence in Boeing.”

Back in January, BBAM already placed an order with the manufacturer for six firm Boeing 737-800BCFs and holds purchase options for six more aircraft. Now this order shows, what growth BBAM sees for the upcoming years and its business.

Over the past years, the Boeing 737-800BCF has earned more than 200 orders and commitments from 16 customers across the globe. The aircraft is based on the standard Boeing 737-800 and Boeing offers OEM solutions to convert the passenger version at various partners like COOPESA.

The 737-800BCF is primarily used by airlines for regional or short-haul cargo operations. It is capable of carrying up to 23.9 tons (52,800 pounds) and flying up to 2,025 nautical miles (3,750 kilometers). Compared to older aircraft in the freighter industry, the 737-800BCF offers a lower fuel consumption and better operational costs per trip.

BBAM is a leasing company that has been providing aircraft to over 200 airline customers in more than 50 countries. The company also offers fleet and financing solutions. BBAM currently has more than 500 aircraft under its management.

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