ATRAN Airlines to lease two further 737-800 BCFs from GECAS

ATRAN has taken delivery of the first 737-800 BCF from GECAS ©ATRAN

ATRAN Airlines (ATRAN) has taken delivery of the first of two Boeing 737-800 converted freighters (BCFs) from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the second to be delivered later in May.

ATRAN is a scheduled express cargo carrier and since 2011 it has been part of the Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies. These two jets will combine with its two other 737-800 BCFs which entered into service in March and October of 2019, thus extending the cargo transporter’s short- and mid-range routes across Russia, China, Europe, and the CIS. From its base at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, the carrier provides dedicated cargo services for mail and express shipments.

Equipped with CFM56-7B engines, the narrow-body 737-800 freighter can carry up to 23.5 tons of cargo, GECAS is the largest customer for the type, having taken delivery of 34 of the converted jets, with a further 60 on order.

“At ATRAN, we appreciate the support from GECAS’ Cargo team as we continue to expand our fleet and network. Boeing 737-800BCF constitutes the backbone of our fleet and additional planes will enable us to provide more solutions and guarantee high-quality services to our customers,” stated Vitaliy Andreev, General Director of ATRAN Airlines.

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