Saturday, July 13, 2024

GECAS’ 737-800 converted freighter fleet climbing to over 40

GECAS has contracted to add six 737-800BCFs to its in-service fleet, bringing the GECAS 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 world’s first 737-800NG Converted Freighter was delivered in April 2018. Two of the aircraft will be added to […]

GECAS Cargo tops up orderbook with 737-800BCF narrowbody freighters

GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) has inked an agreement with Boeing converting 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) options to firm orders and adding nine additional options to the GECAS Cargo order book. This agreement marks a repeat order by the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric for the 737-800BCF, bringing their […]

GECAS Cargo to deliver first dedicated freighters for S7 Airlines

GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) has announced an agreement with S7 Airlines for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft. S7 Cargo, general agent for cargo operations sales of S7 Group, will manage freight services. S7’s air freight programme currently utilises belly capacity on passenger planes and these narrowbody freighters will mark the inauguration of […]

GECAS delivers second A320neo to Colorful Guizhou Airlines

On July 29, GECAS delivered an A320neo aircraft to Colorful Guizhou Airlines in Tianjin, China. This is the second LEAP1A- powered A320neo aircraft to be delivered to the airline from the lessors’ order book. In June 2019, GECAS and Colorful Guizhou Airlines announced the agreement to lease four A320neo with deliveries beginning in late 2019 […]

GECAS and IAI launch 777-300ERSF conversions

GECAS and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have launched the Boeing 777-300ERSF passenger to freighter conversion programme. Agreements for “The Big Twin” were signed in July 2019 and a prototype aircraft was provided by GECAS, with the 777-300ERSF Supplemental Type Certificate Development Program being launched. As launch customer and co-founder, GECAS will commit 15 firm orders […]

Amazon to lease another 15 737-800s from GECAS

Amazon is continuing to invest in its aircraft fleet by signing a partnership to lease another 15 Boeing 737-800s from GECAS. The deal was signed at the Paris Air Show, with the 15 aircraft coming in addition to the five 737-800s already leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft will fly in the […]

Paris Air Show: GECAS orders more 737-800BCFs

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has confirmed its order for 10 Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, adding 15 more purchase rights. The 737-800BCF is a converted Next-Generation 737 passenger aircraft capable of carrying up to 23.9 tonnes of cargo over a distance of 2,000 nautical miles. The Paris Air Show order is the third time […]

Volga-Dnepr moves engines for GECAS

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has moved two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying equipment on its first charter flight for aviation leasing and finance firm, GECAS. The 64 tonne payload was carried on an AN-124-100 flight from Dallas, Texas to London, and consists of the engines, two propulsors and fan cases, along with other equipment. All eight cargo […]

Atran Airlines to lease two 737-800Fs from GECAS

Atran Airlines has signed a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for two Boeing 737-800 converted freighters. The passenger-converted aircraft are scheduled for delivery in late 2018 and the first half of 2019. They will provide additional capacity for Volga-Dnepr’s express carrier, joining the existing fleet of three Boeing 737-400 Freighters. GECAS senior […]

FIA 2018: GECAS and Boeing agree to 35 more 737-800BCFs

GECAS and Boeing have reached an agreement for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal, which includes 20 firm orders and 15 options, will take GECAS’ 737-800BCF order from 15 to 50 and enable GECAS to serve the growing express air cargo market. GECAS Cargo Aircraft Group manager […]

West Atlantic receives the keys to the first 737-800BCF

Boeing has delivered the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), to be operated by West Atlantic. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at a ceremony at East Midlands Airport on 19 April, and West Atlantic will receive four 737-800s within the next 11 months. The 737-800BCF can […]

Telair’s Flexible Loading System approved for use in all 737s

Telair International has received certification for its Flexible Loading System (FLS) for all production and in-service Boeing 737s, allowing operators to carry containerised cargo in the lower hold of the aircraft. The FLS includes three components: the Telair EDGE Sliding Carpet, an on-board conveyor system for loading and unloading bulk cargo, currently installed on the […]

Ethiopian Cargo to lease two 737-800 Freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has committed to lease two Boeing 737-800 Freighters from GECAS, which will have joined the fleet by January 2019. The aircraft will be converted by Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) and leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), with the first delivery expected in June 2018, and the second following in January […]

GECAS and AirBridgeCargo extend cooperation with 747-8F lease

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has extended its cooperation with AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines by acquiring a Boeing 747-8 Freighter for leasing. The aircraft was acquired from Boeing Capital Corporation and will continue the existing aircraft lease with ABC. GECAS says the transaction expands its decade-long relationship with ABC, which operates an all-747 fleet including two […]

West Atlantic to lease four 737-800 converted freighters from GECAS

West Atlantic Airlines is to lease four Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), making it the first operator of this aircraft. The first aircraft is undergoing the conversion at Boeing’s modification facility in Shanghai, with subsequent aircraft deliveries due in 2018 and 2019, bringing West Atlantic’s fleet to more than […]

Boeing signs MoUs for newly launched 737 MAX 10

Boeing has launched the larger capacity 737 MAX 10 at the 2017 Paris Air Show and has been busy taking orders. The new aircraft has improved range and fuel efficiency through improvements including a modified wing for low speed drag reduction, while the fuselage is 66 inches longer than the 737 MAX 9. Boeing Commercial […]

Kalitta Air takes delivery of 747-400F from GECAS

Kalitta Air yesterday took delivery of the first of two leased Boeing 747-400F factory freighters from aircraft lessor GECAS. GECAS has previously provided debt financing to Kalitta on several 747-400’s (both factory and converted freighters), but this delivery is the first aircraft on lease to Kalitta from GECAS, adding capacity to Kalitta Air’s existing fleet […]