On Feb. 24, 2016, Boeing launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter with orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers, including: YTO Airlines, China Postal Airlines, GE Capital Aviation (GECAS), SF Airlines, Cargo Air, and two unannounced customers.
The 737-800 is the first Next-Generation 737 that Boeing has offered for conversion. This standard-body converted freighter will primarily be used to carry express cargo on domestic routes.
The 737-800BCF carries up to 52,800 pounds (23.9 metric tons) of cargo, flying routes of nearly 2,000 nautical miles (3,690 kilometers). Twelve pallet positions – 11 standard pallets and one half-pallet – provide 5,000 cubic feet (141.5 cubic meters) of cargo space on the main deck. Detailed information is available online at: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/freighters/#/design-highlights/737-800bcf/advantages/
The first 737-800BCF is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017.