European regulators have certified the Boeing 737-800 freighter conversion offered by Israel Aerospace Industries, potentially opening the modification to additional customers.
Two aircraft have already been delivered to a Spanish customer under the new approval, and a third is undergoing conversion.
The aerospace firm says it has obtained the 737-800BDSF supplemental type certificate from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
IAI chief executive Boaz Levy says the EASA clearance will allow the company to offer a response to increased market demand for the narrowbody freighter.
“[We have] a number of conversion sites globally, and will now be able to provide potential customers with increased access to our world-class conversions,” he adds.
EASA approval follows similar regulatory clearance from the US FAA and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, plus the Israeli civil aviation authority.
IAI opened a European freighter modification site in Naples last year, in collaboration with partner Atitech, to handle 737-700s and -800s.