Texel Air’s first 737-800BCF joins growing fleet at Bahrain International Airport

©Texel Air's new Beoing 737-800BCF

Texel Air, an established airline and MRO based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched the latest addition to its fleet and the very-first for the region, a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).

The 737-800BCF is a full-freighter aircraft that is highly in demand in the global air cargo market and is the first of its kind in the Middle East with a second of the same aircraft type due to arrive in September 2022. These new aircraft will enable Texel Air to carry larger cargo volumes, fly greater distances and to new destinations on behalf of its current and future customer base across the Middle East, India, Turkey, East Africa and other global markets.

The aircraft, registration A9C-GWC (MSN 29985), underwent conversion from a passenger-to-freighter aircraft at a Boeing MRO supplier facility, with further client-specific modifications at Texel Air’s hangar facility prior to transferring onto its Bahrain aircraft operators certificate.

Texel Air’s second 737-800BCF aircraft will be inducted for conversion with Boeing in May 2022 and is expected to enter service in September 2022.

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