AviaAM Leasing acquires two more Boeing 737-800 for Passenger-to-Freighter conversion

A Bluebird Nordic Boeing Passenger to Freighter conversion aircraft on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: AviaAM Leasing

LONDON – AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, has announced a purchase of two more Boeing 737-800 aircraft for Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions.

The aircraft, bearing serial numbers 29769 and 28225, are the fifth and sixth Boeing 737-800 respectively inducted to cargo conversion, with the previous three already delivered to the lessee and the fourth to be delivered in late January.

Operations by Bluebird Nordic

Subject aircraft are successfully operated by Bluebird Nordic, a rapidly growing Iceland-based cargo airline, offering ACMI and full-service cargo services.

“We continue to execute our plan related to Boeing 737-800BCF conversion program and thus support our group’s cargo airlines with more efficient cargo aircraft,” said Tadas Goberis, CEO and Chairman of AviaAM Leasing.

“Each of the conversion project we undertake requires detailed planning and complex solutions, thus we’re proud to continue this project, this way strengthening our presence in the air cargo market as a reliable leasing and trading service provider.”

In August this year, AviaAM Leasing announced their third delivery of a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to lessee Bluebird Nordic.

Bluebird Nordic, formerly Bluebird Cargo, is a cargo airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland, operating scheduled and chartered cargo services to and from Iceland and within Europe out of its base at Keflavík International Airport, with a special focus on Liège Airport & East Midlands Airport as freight hub.

The operation was originally established in 1999 and formally commenced operations in March 2001.

Operations commenced with daily freighter services between Iceland, United Kingdom and Germany with a single Boeing 737-300F freighter aircraft.

Conversion in Jinan China

The two most recently acquired aircraft have already been inducted for P2F conversions at the Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (STAECO) facility in Jinan (TNA), China.

It is expected to have Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversion completed by Q2 2023.

About AviaAM

AviaAM Leasing is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide.

The Group manages over 100 offices and production facilities globally and is significantly backed by the assets of over 7,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

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