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Boeing Announces 10 New Orders for Converted Freighters

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 10 new orders and commitments today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow for its Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) program.

Cargo Air, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Lineas Aereas Suramericanas (LAS) Cargo, based in Bogota, Colombia, will each receive two 737-800BCFs. Air Algerie, based in Algiers, Algeria, signed a commitment for two 737-800BCFs. An unidentified customer ordered four 767BCFs.

“We have received very positive response from the market for Boeing’s 737-800 and 767 freighter conversion programs,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services

Boeing has won 22 firm orders for the 767BCF and up to 59 orders and commitments from customers around the globe for the 737-800BCF. Both models meet the demand for freighters to support the express cargo market.

Boeing launched the 737-800BCF program in February in response to this demand. Airplanes will be modified into freighters at select facilities located near conversion demand, including Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. The first 737-800BCF is expected to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 07/13/16

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