(10 May 2021)
As express and e-commerce markets continue to drive
strong demand for production and converted freighters, Boeing
has established a new partnership with a Costa
Rica-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to
create additional conversion capacity for the 737-800 Boeing
Boeing will open two 737-800BCF conversion lines
with Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales
(COOPESA) in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
The first of the new conversion
lines is expected to open in early 2022, with the second
anticipated later that year.
Boeing forecasts 1,500 freighter
conversions will be needed over the next 20 years to meet growing