Tianjin Air Cargo has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-700BDSF aircraft from Spectre Cargo Solutions, through its Irish entity NGF Overseas Aircraft Ltd.
The freighter is on a long-term operating lease with Tianjin Air Cargo and is the first Boeing freighter of the type to be delivered to a Chinese operator.
Tianjin Haite Aircraft Engineering (HAITE) performed the IAI 737-700BDSF modification for Spectre; the aircraft is the fourth 737-700BDSF received by the lessor.Before conversion, the aircraft had been operated by Xiamen Airlines since 1998. Together with TJAC’s Spectre-leased 737-800BCF, this latest delivery brings TJAC’s fleet to four Boeing freighters.
Spectre’s program has produced 737NG freighters at four international sites to date, and expects to consume all of its exclusive capacity committed to Spectre under its launch customer agreement with IAI. Spectre has a number of freighters in varying stages of production and will take delivery of at least five Boeing 737-800 freighters and one 737-700 freighter over the next several months, bringing its delivered total to sixteen 737NG freighters.