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Texel Air adds its first Boeing 737-800BCF

Texel Air made this announcement:

Texel Air, an established airline and MRO based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrated the launch of the latest addition to its fleet and the very first for the region, a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).

The 737-800BCF is a full freighter aircraft that is highly in demand in the global air cargo market and is the first of its kind in the Middle East with a second of the same aircraft type due to arrive in September 2022. These new aircraft will enable Texel Air to carry larger cargo volumes, fly greater distances and to new destinations on behalf of its current and future customer base across the Middle East, India, Turkey, East Africa, and other global markets.

 

This aircraft, registration A9C-GWC (MSN 29985), underwent conversion from passenger to freighter aircraft at a Boeing MRO supplier facility, with further client specific modifications at Texel Air’s hangar facility prior to transferring onto their Bahrain Aircraft Operators Certificate.

 

Some of the key features of the new aircraft include:

  • The Boeing Converted Freighter is capable of carrying up to 23.9 tonnes (52,800 pounds) and flying up to 2,025 nautical miles (3,750 kilometers).
  • The 737-800BCF has 6,546 cubic feet (185.4 cubic meters) of total cargo volume, with 12 positions – 11 standard (88”X125”) positions and one (60.4” X 61.5”) position on the main deck providing 4,993 cubic feet (141.4 cubic meters) and 1,553 cubic feet (44 cubic meters) in the lower hold.

Texel Air’s second 737-800BCF aircraft will be inducted for conversion with Boeing in May 2022 and is expected to enter service in September 2022.

Texel Air adds its first Boeing 737-700 “FlexCombi”

Texel Air has made this announcement:

Texel Air, an established private airline and MRO based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the arrival of the latest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi™ (N393AG), a first of a kind aircraft conversion developed to provide the most versatile third party cargo charter solution available in the market today. 

The aircraft arrived at the Company’s private hangar at the Bahrain International Airport where it was greeted by H.E Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications alongside other VIPs and the management and Board members of Texel Air. 

The aircraft, which will be based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is unique in its ability to be configured in seven different ways for multiple purposes in a remarkably fast 48-hour time frame. The FlexCombi™ can switch seamlessly to operate humanitarian, government, express integrator and commercial flights from major airports to smaller remote runways with configuration flexibility achieved without compromise in cargo volumes and customised mission capability. In addition to cargo, the aircraft is able to transport up to 24 people as well as offering the option for medical evacuation flights using two speciality medical beds installed on the aircraft. The aircraft is able to load both civil (PAG) and (463L) pallets and its initial and planned configurations include: 

Initial Configurations 

  • Cargo Mode: eight pallet positions and the passenger interior is fully removable. 
  • Combi 1: seven pallet positions and 12 economy seats 
  • Combi 2: six pallet positions and 24 economy seats  

Planned configurations

  • Combi 3: six pallet positions and 12 economy, 4 business class seats (16 seats total)
  • Combi 4: six pallet positions and 8 business class seats 
  • Combi 5: seven pallet positions and 4 business class seats 
  • MEDEVAC : six pallet positions, 2 Spectrum AEROMED stretchers and 6 economy seats

The FlexCombi™ also has a number of standard and optional features outside of the multiple interior configurations. These operational enhancements were researched and adopted to ensure the aircraft was able to meet both current and evolving requirements of the airline’s diverse customer base.