Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle") announced that it delivered its first B737-800 following its passenger-to-freighter conversion which was completed by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. ("AEI") at the Kelowna Flightcraft LTD (dba KF Aerospace) facility in Canada. The newly converted B737-800SF was delivered to Compass Cargo Airlines Limited in Goodyear, Arizona.
Michael Inglese, Aircastle's CEO, stated:
"We're pleased to celebrate this inaugural delivery and wish to thank AEI and KF Aerospace for their exceptional work on this deal. We believe this passenger-to-freighter conversion of a B737-800 demonstrates our team's ability to create solutions and maximize the value of the mid-life portion of our narrow-body aircraft fleet."
Mr. Inglese continued:
"We're also excited to build a new relationship with Compass Cargo Airlines Limited and believe the versatility and reliability of the B737-800SF will help them meet the growing demand for express air cargo."