Alaska Airlines has selected InterContinental Aircraft Services (ICAS) of Taiwan to help convert five of its Boeing 737-400 passenger aircraft to cargo configuration. Four of the 737-400s will be converted to combis with a 70-seat and four-pallet configuration, while the other aircraft will be retrofitted to a full cargo configuration, and will be used on routes now served by Alaska's eight Boeing 737-200 freighters. ICAS will manage the $15 million contract, which also involves B/E Aerospace subsidiary Flight Structures and Boeing. Work begins in April 2005 for completion in early 2007.


Source: Flight International