Modern Logistics to add second 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Modern Logistics is all set to take delivery of a second 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) in the first half of this year. The Brazilian integrated logistics company and cargo airline acquired its first 737-800BCF in October last year and expects the freighter to enter service in March. These two aircraft are expected to support Modern Logistics’ efforts to expand into other Latin American markets, particularly Argentina, Colombia, and Central America, as well as establishing a facility in Miami, says reports. Leased through Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBAM), the 737-800BCFs have passed certification by PCA Airworthiness and have received final approval by ANAC, Brazil’s aviation regulator. Modern Logistics’ chief executive Cristiano Koga said, “We are very excited about the addition of two advanced (freighters) to our fleet. The additional capacity and efficiency of the new aircraft will assure the future success of the company by hastening entry into international markets and better responding to the needs and requirements of our clients.” The introduction of the new 737-800BCFs is part of a fleet renewal initiative by the airline to enhance operational efficiency.