April 4 -BOC Aviation Limited, an aircraft lessor, has purchased two Boeing 747-8 freighters, committing both on long-term leases to AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines.
ABC, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, currently has a fleet of 16 aircraft, nine of which are Boeing 747-8s.
"We are pleased to add a strong new partner, ABC, to our customer base as it expands its services within the cargo sector," said Steven Townend, chief commercial officer (Europe, Americas and Africa), BOC Aviation. "The Boeing 747-8F is a technologically advanced aircraft and is one of the most capable long-haul freighter aircraft. This transaction further diversifies our portfolio as we continue to grow our fleet through accretive investment."