China Postal Airlines has signed with Boeing for 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, although the programme has yet to be launched.
The agreement also includes the purchase of seven Boeing 757-200s, which China Postal plans to convert into freighters, says Boeing in a statement.
“The 737 BCF will bring to our freighter fleet more advanced avionics, better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs that will ensure China’s Postal’s continued success as a leader in the industry,” says airline president Li Yufeng at the signing ceremony in Beijing.
China Postal is the second carrier to sign for the 737 BCF programme, after Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines.
Boeing says the order comes “pending a product launch”, and that it will support customers in the narrowbody freighter market with the 737 BCF programme.
“We are committed to this programme, which addresses a growing need in the market, and are currently working with multiple customers in China and around the world who are interested in the experience, reliable execution and seamless global support Boeing brings,” says Rick Anderson, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services’ vice president of sales and marketing.
Both Boeing and Pemco have been polling customers for interest in the type as current 737s are are replaced by the re-engined 737 Max.
Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that China Postal has two 737-300QCs, 12 737-300SFs and eight 737-400SFs in service.
Source: Cirium Dashboard