AviaAM leasing delivers its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to Bluebird Nordic
AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, delivers the company’s first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the lessee – Bluebird Nordic, Icelandic air cargo transportation company.
In July this year, AviaAM Leasing welcomed its first 737-800 Boeing converted freighter to the fleet. The Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion project was the first of its kind for the company.
Having acquired the aircraft in March 2021, AviaAM Leasing used the opportunity to begin strengthening its position in the freighter aircraft market. With a commitment to having ten 737-800 converted freighters by mid-2022, the completed conversion on the company’s first Boeing 737-800 aircraft is a major step forward for the aircraft lessor.
The 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter underwent the P2F conversion works at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA), China. A subsequent C Check and a repaint of the airframe to match the future lessee’s livery were performed at Kaunas, Lithuania.
“The delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter is a significant achievement for the company committed to expanding its presence in the air cargo market over the coming years,” said Tadas Goberis, the CEO and Chairman at AviaAM Leasing.
737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF)
When looking at the post-pandemic era, airlines and lessors are now more than ever focused on efficient cost management and best-possible turn-around-times (TAT). These are fast becoming the key criteria when delivering aircraft in transition, and the main reason behind why Kaunas International Airport (Lithuania) was chosen for this particular project.
The 737-800BCF has already joined the fleet of Bluebird Nordic, an expanding Icelandic air cargo transportation company. As both companies are part of Avia Solutions Group, the synergy between AviaAM Leasing and Bluebird Nordic made it possible for the aircraft to reach the client in record time, while receiving the same high-quality service that customers of AviaAM Leasing are accustomed to.