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Farnborough: GECAS Signs for Boeing 35 737-800BCFs

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Farnborough: GECAS Signs for Boeing 35 737-800BCFs

Farnborough: GECAS Signs for Boeing 35 737-800BCFs
July 17
10:46 2018

FARNBOROUGH — With deliveries due to take place between 2019 and 2023, GECAS has signed for 35 Boeing 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighters), confirming up to $1.5 billion worth of conversion and investment into the conversion program.

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Stan Deal, Alec Burger, and Ihssane Mounir were those who signed the deal from both Boeing and GECAS. The deal means that the total order-book for 737-800BCF’s at GECAS is now at 50 units.

Richard Greener, senior vice president, and manager at GECAS Cargo Aircraft Group commented on this order:

“This order and future commitment with Boeing reflects the confidence GECAS has in the 737-800BCF to replace and grow the narrow body freighter market.”

“With total firm and option aircraft commitments now at 50 737-800BCFs, GECAS will commit nearly $1.5 billion worth of 737-800s with conversions to the narrow body freighter sector”.

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GECAS took delivery of their first converted jet back in April 2018 and went to a Swedish cargo carrier.

Ihssane Mounir, the Senior VP of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Boeing also commented on this deal saying:

“The 737-800BCF is a great example of how Boeing’s Global Services’ business can extend the life of an airplane with new technology and help operators reduce their operating costs.”

“We are delighted that GECAS intends to commit to a big repeat order for the airplane.”

“We look forward to finalizing this deal and adding to their world-class portfolio”.

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The Boeing 737-800BCF will offer up to 23.9 tonnes and flies up to 2,000 nautical miles on one tank, which is further than the 737 Classic Freighters respectively.

It is another strong commitment to the conversion program, something that Boeing has been taking the lead in for some years now.

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