Modern Logistics takes delivery of first 737-800BCF
09 / 10 / 2023
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Brazilian integrated logistics company Modern Logistics has taken delivery of its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).
The 737-800BCF, leased through Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBAM), is the first of two freighters to be added to Modern Logistics’ fleet over the next few months.
São Paulo-based Modern Logistics said the acquisition also marks the “first ever 737-800 within Brazil’s logistics industry”.
The newly acquired freighter is currently undergoing certification by PCA Airworthiness in advance of final approval by ANAC, Brazil’s aviation regulator.
Modern Logistics’ chief executive Cristiano Koga said: “I am very pleased with the collaboration and expertise of BBAM and PCA and anxiously look forward to the addition of the new aircraft.
“The additional capacity and efficiency of the new aircraft will assure the future success of the company by better responding to the needs and requirements of our clients.”
Modern Logistics said it currently has three classic 737s in its fleet – two 737-300Fs, and one 737-400F.
The introduction of the new 737-800s is part of a fleet renewal plan to enhance operational efficiency.
As the replacement of the existing fleet will take place gradually, the company said it will operate both classic and new generation 737s over the near term.