Dubai Airshow 2023: Oman Air Buys First 737 Freighter
At the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2023, Oman Air announced an order and delivery of its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). It is an essential addition to the carrier’s fleet as Oman Air Cargo saw an increase of 42 per cent in volume in the first over of 2023, compared to the same period from last year.
The 737-800BCF is the first dedicated cargo aircraft for the Muscat-based airline. It can gulp up to 23.9 tonnes of cargo and travel at a range of 3,750km. The freighter conversion job was completed at Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO). In an official statement, Oman Air said:
The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics sector in Oman and beyond, will be based at our strategically located Muscat hub and will enhance our ability to connect East and West.