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BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF, Takes First Position at New Conversion Line

Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) announced yesterday that the lessor has placed a definitive order for nine additional #737-800 #Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft.

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) announced today that the lessor has placed a definitive order for nine additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft. The transaction takes BBAM’s total 737-800BCF orders to 40, as demand for the single-aisle freighter remains robust.

BBAM will be the first customer to receive a 737-800BCF conversion from a new conversion line slated to begin next year at KF Aerospace, a Kelowna, British Columbia-based maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) supplier. Boeing said last year that it would open two 737-800BCF conversion lines at KF Aerospace commencing in 2023.

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The 737-800BCF is the industry leader in standard body freighters, with over 250 orders and commitments from 20+ customers and more than 90 deliveries to date. When compared to 737 Classic freighters, the freighter can carry up to 23.9 tonnes (52,800 lbs.) and travels 2,025 nautical miles (3,750 km).

BBAM has conversion slots at additional Boeing MRO suppliers, including Alajuela, Costa Rica-based Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA) and Shanghai, China-based Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services (BSAS).

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“Our cooperation with BBAM on the 737-800BCF began with an order for three conversions in 2020, and after a series of additional orders, BBAM is now one of the 737-800BCF’s top customers, with orders for 40 of the type,” said Kate Schaefer., vice president of commercial modifications, engineering, and speciality products at Boeing. “We are humbled by BBAM’s continuous trust in Boeing, and we are pleased to provide high-quality and reliable conversion capacity throughout a global network of MRO vendors, where our clients require it the most.”

Boeing has over 40 years of successful passenger-to-freighter conversion experience, relying on original design data and a deep understanding of the air cargo industry’s needs to deliver a superior, integrated product that includes fully integrated manuals and world-class in-service technical support. Boeing Converted Freighters also have the benefit of being linked with the industry’s most comprehensive array of services, support, and solutions. Find out more about the 737-800BCF and the rest of the Boeing cargo family here.

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