Muscat-based Oman Air has taken delivery of the operator’s first 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter), the first dedicated cargo aircraft for the carrier.
Oman Air Cargo saw its cargo volume increase 42% during the first half of 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, driven primarily by capacity expansion across its passenger airplane fleet. With the ability to carry up to 23.9 tonnes of freight at a range of 3,750 km, the 737-800BCF will contribute to continued capacity growth.
Built on one of the industry’s most efficient and reliable platforms, the 737-800BCF is designed for customers who are responding to increased cargo demand, optimising fleets, or replacing older freighters. Compared to the previous-generation standard-body freighters, the fuel-efficient 737-800BCF has up to 20 percent lower fuel use and CO2 emissions per tonne.
Touch-labour for the freighter conversion was completed at Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO).