LONDON – Boeing has started off its Dubai Air Show order takings with Icelease placing an order for 11 737-800 Freighters.
This order is going alongside new conversion lines to be opened with KF Aerospace in Canada and at Boeing’s London Gatwick MRO in the UK.
Icelease will be the launch customer for the new conversion line at London Gatwick, hence why this has all been linked together.
Commenting on the news was Jens Steinhagen, the Director of Boeing Converted Freighters who commented more about the conversion line more than the order itself.
“Building a diverse and global network of conversion facilities is critical to supporting our customers’ growth and meeting regional demand.”
“KF Aerospace and our Boeing teammates at London Gatwick have the infrastructure, capabilities, and expertise required to deliver market-leading Boeing Converted Freighters to our customers.”
Commenting on the order was Magnus Stephensen, senior partner at Icelease who expressed enthusiasm over the order.
“We are confident in the quality and proven record of Boeing’s 737-800 converted freighter, and pleased to be the launch customer for their new London MRO facility”.
“We look forward to bringing the freighter into our fleet to serve our growing global customer base operating domestic and short-haul routes.”
This new order now means that more than 200 737-800BCFs across 19 customers have now been ordered, slowly offering the success that this conversion program is beginning to experience.