How many B732 Cargo operators are in service & secondly how many have Passenger converted Freighter NOT B737-200C or -200QCs.
In India We have Blue Dart Aviation with 5 Passenger converted Freighters connecting Chennai,Bangalore,Mumbai,New Delhi,Kolkata & Hyderabad.They are doing quite well too.
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
Federal express had just a handful in the early years as the 727s started coming in... Their concept was to go pax during the day and cargo at night,but the a/c just didnt fit the mold....Now I hear they have some new 737 on order so i dont know what they are going to replace if its the caravans on expanding routes, or the older 727s... They are getting them in so fast over here some dc-10 or md-10 as they call them are still in the united gray and blue scheme...
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31744 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
Were the Fedex B732s Passenger aircraft that were Cargo converted or Were they Original B737-200C & B737-200QC.I think it would be the latter as your descripton of their concept of flying Pax in day & Cargo at Nights.That suits the B737-200QC fine.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Dont know about straight freighters; but I know the -200Combis can be operated in all-freight configurations, and from what I have heard they can do quite well with that configuration, so Id imagine a pure frieghter would do just as well.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27340 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
The Fed-Ex planes are not new orders, rather they want to buy used 733s and 734s for F conversion. WN's 733s have been though of as candidates because of the quality of WN's MX, but WN is so short of aircraft right now, that they are actually looking to buy older 737s as a stop gap.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3695 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2169 times:
Aloha's 4 -200QCs also are currently used for cargo ops only. After flying all night, 3 of the 4 sit waiting for night while the 4th flies day cargo flights. However, if they really need a pax aircraft they can have their seats reinstalled.
Miamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
ATA Brasil have a few
what airline is that? never heard of it
Aviateca had a rare 737-300 dedicated freighter before the grupo Taca takeover.
Ameristar in the USA has a few 737-200 freighters
Icelandair I believe still has a 737-300 F
L'Aeropostale had or still has cargo 737-300s
Aerosucre in Colombia.. 737-200s