Brazil-based Modern Logistics has taken delivery of its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter aircraft, the first of its type for the country’s logistics industry it says.
The current acquisition, leased through Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management is the first of two freighters to be added to Modern’s fleet over the next few months. Next Generation 737s are more cost efficient and have a 10% larger cargo capacity than the previous generation of 737s.
The BCF is undergoing certification by PCA Airworthiness in advance of final approval by ANAC, Brazil’s aviation regulator.
Modern Logistics chief executive Cristiano Koga stated: “The additional capacity and efficiency of the new aircraft will assure the future success of the company by better responding to the needs and requirements of our clients.”
Currently, Modern Logistics has three Classic 737s in its fleet (pictured) and the new 737-800s are part of a fleet renewal. The company will operate both classic 737s and NGs over the near term.
Modern Logistics, founded in 2012, is an integrated logistics company based in São Paulo and offers a one-stop-shop including using aircraft to speed up supply chains. It provides logistic services throughout Brazil and is authorized by ANAC to serve international destinations.
It also has access to 6,000 vehicles from approved partners for ground operations and runs seven distribution centers and cargo terminals.
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