AviaAM adds another B737-800 for conversion

Source: AviaAM

AviaAM Leasing has acquired another aircraft that it plans to convert into a freighter as part of a wider project to expand its all-cargo offering.

The lessor said it had acquired a single B737-800 aircraft as it aims to have 25 converted aircraft of different types in the upcoming four years.

The aircraft has been ferried to the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA) where it will be changed to a freighter configuration over the next four months.

The aircraft is the fourth Boeing 737-800 inducted to cargo conversion, with the first two already delivered to the lessee and successfully operated by Bluebird Nordic, and one more soon to be delivered.

Tadas Goberis, chief executive and chairman at AviaAM Leasing, said: “I believe that the already booming cargo market still has a lot of potential for development, therefore our Passenger-to-Freighter conversion project is an exciting and promising opportunity for AviaAM Leasing.

“While such an undertaking is requiring intricate planning and complex solutions, I trust that it will aid in our efforts to expand our presence in the air cargo market, further strengthening our position as a reliable and world-class leasing and trading services provider.”

Bluebird Nordic adds B737 freighter

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]