Texel Air orders its first 737-800 Boeing converted freighter

posted on 17th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Texel Air orders its first 737-800 Boeing converted freighter

Based on the popular Next-Generation 737, the 737-800BCF is meeting customer demand for a newer-generation freighter that offers higher reliability and lower fuel consumption and operating costs per trip compared to other standard-body freighters. Primarily used to carry express cargo on domestic or short-haul routes, the airplane is capable of carrying up to 23.9 tonnes (52,800 pounds) and flying up to 3,750 kilometers (2,025 nautical miles).

“We are pleased to welcome Texel Air to the Boeing Converted Freighter family,” said Anbessie Yitbarek, Boeing vice president of Commercial Services Sales. “The capability, efficiency and versatility of the 737-800BCF make it the ideal freighter to meet the growth needs of our customers in express freight and domestic cargo networks.”

The 737-800BCF has won more than 150 orders and commitments to date, with e-commerce and express cargo markets driving strong demand for Boeing passenger-to-freighter conversions.

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East and Africa will require more than 200 new and converted freighters over the next 20 years. This agreement with Texel marks the first airline order of a 737-800BCF in the Middle East region.