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Oman Air Has Taken Delivery of Their First Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Oman Air has taken delivery of their first Boeing 737-800 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter).  Built of one of the industry’s most efficient and reliable platforms, then737-800BCF offers up to 20 percent lower fuel use and emissions per tonne compared to older freighters.


Oman Air Cargo Boeing 737-800BCF Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (November 14, 2023) from the 2023 Dubai Airshow, Boeing announced that Oman Air has taken delivery of their first Boeing 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter).  Compared to previous generation standard body freighters, the 737-800BCF delivers a fuel use and CO2 emissions reduction of up to 20 percent per tonne.  The ‘touch labor’ for the freighter conversion was completed at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO).


In today’s announcement, an Oman Air spokesperson said,


“The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics sector in Oman and beyond, will be based at our strategically located Muscat hub and will enhance our ability to connect East and West.”


Boeing Commercial Modifications’ Vice President, Kate Schaefer, added,


“The 737-800BCF brings the right payload and range to complement Oman Air’s passenger fleet with dedicated cargo capacity.  We are honored to partner with Oman Air Cargo to support their operation with a proven and reliable freighter.”


Established in 2009, Oman Air Cargo is a leading cargo airline in the Middle East, offering customers a range of shipping options, including special commodities such as pharma, fresh produce, high value cargo and dangerous goods, with express connections through their state-of-the-art hub in Muscat.  Oman Air Cargo’s freight volume increased year-over-year 42 percent during H1 2023.  With the ability to carry up to 23.9 tonnes of cargo, the 737-800BCF will contribute to the airline’s continued capacity growth.


 

Source: Boeing

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