Boeing (NYSE: BA) has launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers.
Through its freighter conversion program, Boeing transitions passenger airplanes into freighters, extending the economic life of the airplane.
The 737-800 is the first Next-Generation 737 that Boeing has offered for conversion. While large freighters carry high-density cargo on long-range routes, the 737-800BCF will primarily be used to carry express cargo on domestic routes.
The 737-800BCF carries up to 52,800 pounds (23.9 metric tons) of cargo, flying routes of nearly 2,000 nautical miles (3,690 kilometers).
Boeing has won a total of 30 firm orders and 25 commitments for the 737-800BCF.
Boeing provides 24/7 support and service to the global aviation industry. In addition to designing freighter conversions and interior modifications, Boeing offers the industry´s largest portfolio of services including aftermarket parts, subscription-based maintenance programs, engineering support, crew training, route planning, digital crew scheduling, advanced data analytics and software to enhance airlines and leasing company operations.