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GOL signs historic contract and will have cargo planes for the 1st time for the Free Market

GOL Linhas Aereas today announced the signing of a historic agreement between its logistics business GOLLOG, which operates cargo services to 52 airports and more than 3,900 destinations in Brazil, and Mercado Livre, which operates marketplaces for e-commerce and online auctions. The contract between the companies will last 10 years, provides for a dedicated fleet of freighters consisting of six Boeing 737-800 BCF (aircraft converted to freighters), and should start operations during the 2nd half of 2022. There is also the option to add other six cargo aircraft by 2025. GOL’s fleet plan is to end this year with 136 aircraft, of which 44 are Boeing 737-MAX 8 and 92 are Boeing 737-NG. The introduction of six cargo aircraft, three this year and three more by the third quarter of next year, should provide savings in the fleet transformation process of approximately BRL 25 M in 2022 and BRL 75 M in 2023. The aircraft destined for the operation are part of GOL’s current fleet and will undergo a process of conversion to freighters, being designated as 737-800 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter), innovative equipment in terms of load and efficiency, with a capacity of 24 tons. Finished, they will have the color and logo of Mercado Livre. GOL Aerotech, the Company’s business unit specialized in aircraft and component maintenance, repairs and overhauls, the largest in Latin America, is in the process of certification to fully carry out the conversions of the next aircraft at its maintenance center in Confins-MG. – https://aeroin.net/gol-assina-contrato-historico-e-tera-avioes-cargueiros-para-o-mercado-livre/