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

ATRAN has taken delivery of two 737BCFs from ©GECAS

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 narrow-body freighters in operation to more than 40, an average of one aircraft added per month since the first-ever 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.

A repeat customer, Volga-Dnepr Group’s ATRAN LLC recently took delivery of two 737BCFs from GECAS and will add two more of the P2F narrow-bodies 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. These reliable converted freighters will support our ongoing fleet development strategy, enable smooth phase-out of older freighters, and ramp up our delivery options,” said Vitaliy Andreev, General Director of ATRAN Airlines.

Between 737-800BCFs and 777-300ERSFs (through ‘the Big Twin’ joint program with IAI), GECAS currently holds orders and options exceeding 100 P2F conversions.

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