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  • Joe Breitfeller

Aircraft Finance Germany Orders Two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Boeing announced on Thursday and order for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) from Air Finance Germany. The Boeing 737-800BCF offers newer technology, lower fuel costs and better reliability than other standard-body freighters.

Boeing 737-800BCF - Courtesy Boeing

On Thursday (July 23, 2020), Boeing announced that Aircraft Finance Germany has ordered two Boeing 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighters), the first order of the aircraft type by the German company. The 737-800BCF is based on Boeing’s popular Next-Generation 737 and offers newer technology, lower fuel consumption and better reliability compared to previous generation standard-body freighters. The aircraft type is primarily used on short and medium-haul domestic routes and can carry 23.9 tons of cargo up to 2,000 nautical miles. In today’s announcement, Aircraft Finance Germany’s Head of Freighter Trading, Peter Koster said,

“We are always looking for the best way to invest and deploy aircraft that support our customers. The 737-800BCF gives us the opportunity to serve a growing market with a workhorse that can reliable and efficiently fit into most operators’ fleets.”

Also commenting on the order, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir added,

“Aircraft Finance Germany is known for creating bespoke solutions that allow their customers to win in a dynamic market. We are pleased that they are investing in the 737-800BCF. The 737-800BCF capitalizes on the Next-Generation of 737’s efficiency and unmatched reliability and the converted freighter program is a great way to extent the life of the platform.”

Boeing’s 737-800BCF was first delivered in 2018 and is now operated by ten customers across four continents. The company has ramped up production for the aircraft type in response to 132 orders and has delivered 34 of the conversions to date. Boeing’s Freighter Family, which includes both production and converted models, provides over 90 percent of the world’s freighter capacity.

Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG) is a global leader in aircraft trading, providing turn-key solutions for its investors through strategic partnerships with manufacturers, operators and financial institutions worldwide. The company’s core competencies include aircraft acquisition and sales, aircraft lease and finance structuring, and aircraft ownership and management services.

Source: Boeing