Oman Air takes delivery of the first 737-800 cargo aircraft
Oman Air has taken delivery of its first cargo aircraft, a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The order is the first dedicated cargo aircraft for the Muscat-based carrier, stated Boeing at the Dubai Airshow. Kate Schaefer, vice president of Boeing Commercial Modifications, said, “Oman Air in February had announced it would add its first freighter by this year-end, though it did not specify the type of aircraft. We are honoured to partner with Oman Air Cargo to support their operation with a proven and reliable freighter.” 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 at the airline. “The 737-800BCF brings the right payload and range to complement Oman Air’s passenger fleet with dedicated cargo capacity,” he said.