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Name: BLUEBIRD CARGO
7JetSet7 Code: BLS
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: KEFLAVIK
Country: ICELAND
Employees 53
Web: bluebirdcargo.com
Email: sales@bluebirdcargo.com
Telephone: +354 420 0200
Fax: +354 420 0202
Sita: KEFOOBF
Background
(definitions)

Click below for data links:
BLS-FL-FEB06-A
BLS-FL-FEB06-B
BLS-FL-FEB06-C

ESTABLISHED IN 2000. STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
HLIDARSMARI 15
IS-201 KOPAVOGUR, KOPAVOGUR, ICELAND

ADDRESS:
CARGO BUILDING 10
KEFLAVIK AIRPORT
KEFLAVIK, ICELAND

Iceland (the Republic of Iceland) was established in 1918, covers an area of 103,000 sq km, its population is 0.3 million, its capital city is Reykjavik, and its official language is Icelandic.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 737-3YOC (24463, OY-SEE) EX-STERLING (STR), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER BY PEMCO, DOTHAN, ALABAMA, USA, PK FINANCE LEASED.

MARCH 2002: (http://www.bluebirdcargo.com).

August 2002: 737-3Q4F (24209, TF-BBC), PK Finance leased, delivery.

October 2002: Pemco delivered 1st 737-300 to (BLS) under its amended (FAA)-approved (STC).

April 2003: 26 employees (including 14 Flight Crew (FC), & 2 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(flightops@bluebirdcargo.co).

August 2003: (GECAS) (GEF) announced it will lease 3 737-300Fs to Bluebird Cargo (BLS) based in Iceland. The 737-300Fs are being converted by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) from passenger to cargo configuration and will be delivered beginning in April 2004.

(BLS) operates 737-300F freighter airplanes for freight forwarders and integrators on a scheduled and chartered basis.

3 orders (April 2004) 737-300F, (GECAS) (GEF) leased, conversion to freighter by Bedek (IAI). ANCRA is providing the cargo loading system. 737-3YOQC (23500, TF-BBY), (GEF) leased.

February 2004: 1 order 757-200, ex-National (NAB), Boullioun (BOU) leased, following conversion to freighter by Goodrich (BFG), at Everett, Washington, USA using the Precision Conversions kit.

May 2004: 26 employees (including 14 Flight Crew (FC); & 2 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

September 2004: 737-36EF (25256, TF-BBE), GECAS (GEF) leased.

October 2004: 2 737-36EF's (26263; 26264), (GEF) leased.

November 2004: 45 employees.

May 2005: 48 employees (including 28 Flight Crew (FC), & 7 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

September 2006: Bluebird Cargo (BLS) operates cargo, jet airplane services to and from Iceland and within Europe on scheduled/contract basis. Cargo charter services are also offered.

Employees = 53 (including 26 Flight Crew (FC); & 10 Maintenance Technicians (MT).

Parent organization/shareholders: FL Group (ICE) (100%).

(IATA) Code: BF - 290. (ICAO) Code: BBD (Callsign - BLUE CARGO).

SITA: KEFOOBF.

Main Base: Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF).

Hubs: Milan Linate airport (LIN); & Cologne/Bonn Konrad Adenauer airport (CGN).

International, Freight Destinations: Bordeaux; Cologne; Cork; Edinburgh; Luxembourg; Munich; Nottinghamm; & Rennes.

Based at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, Bluebird Cargo (BLS) operates a fleet of 5 737-300F freighter airplanes. Airplane capacity is provided to major express parcel companies (“integrators”) and freight forwarders, both on scheduled and charter basis.

With 18 ton payload on 8 pallets, the 737-300 freighter is ideal for air freight missions within Europe and Scandinavia, and to Northern Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and Greenland.

The staff of (BLS) prides itself of running a small and efficient airline, responsive to customers needs in a professional manner on a 24 hour basis.

(BLS) airplanes and pilots (FC) are equipped and trained to operate under low visibility weather conditions (CAT IIIA), and to carry most types of cargo, including temperature sensitive products, live animals and dangerous goods.

As an Icelandic airline, (BLS) is authorized to operated without restrictions within the European Union, due to Iceland´s membership in the European Economic Area.

If you are interested in wet-leasing their airplanes please contact them by skuli@bluebirdcargo.com.

February 2010: Icelandair (ICE) has announced a new business plan that will see Icelandair (ICE) concentrating on its core business, scheduled services from its Reykjavik Keflavik base and passenger and cargo wet-lease contracts. As part of the plan (ICE) is planning to sell its stakes in Bluebird Cargo (BLS).

August 2012: West Atlantic (AAG) wet-leases a 3rd 737-300F from Bluebird Cargo (BLS).

January 2017: (AAR) (AFD)/(ALC) extended its Boeing 737CL component support contract with Iceland’s Bluebird Cargo (BLS).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
BLS-737

September 2017:

0 737-3Q4F (CFM56-3B2) (1492-24209, /87 TF-BBC), PK AIRFINANCE LSD 2003-07. RTND. LST (ANX), LATER (2009-03) TO (AXL). FREIGHTER.

1 737-3YOC (CFM56-3B2) (1701-24463, /89 TF-BBD) EX-(STR), CONV TO F BY
PEMCO, DOTHAN AL. FREIGHTER.

0 737-3YOQC (CFM56-3B1) (1242-23499, /86 TF-BBX), (GEF) LSD 2003-08. RTND. FREIGHTER.

0 737-3YOQC (CFM56-3B1) (1243-23500, /86 TF-BBY), (GEF) LSD 2003-08. RTND. FREIGHTER.

3 737-36EF (CFM56-3B2) (2123-25256, /91 TF-BBE, 2004-09; 2187-26263, /92 TF-BBG, 2004-10; 2194-26264, /92 TF-BBF, 2004-10), (GEF) LSD 2004-10. FREIGHTER.

2 ORDERS 747-400ERF.

0 757-204PCF (RB211-535E4) (440-26962, /92 TF-BBH), EX-(NAB), (BOU) LSD. NTU. FREIGHTER.

1 F 50 (20133) BF CONTACTAIR 2004-05.

Management:
(definitions)

EINAR OLAFSSON, CHAIRMAN (einar@bluebirdcargo.com).

THORARINN KJARTANSSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (thor@bluebirdcargo.com).

BJARKI SIGFUSSON, DIRECTOR OPERATIONS (bjarki@bluebirdcargo.com) - FLT OPS (flightops@bluebirdcargo.com).

ASGEIR JONSSON, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (asgeir@bluebirdcargo.com) - Maintenance Control (mc@bluebirdcargo.com).

BALDUR HARALDSSON, DIRECTOR FINANCE (baldur@bluebirdcargo.com).

GUDBJORG HANSINA LEIFSDOTTIR, DIRECTOR CORPORATE MANAGEMENT (ghl@bluebirdcargo.com).

SKULI SKULASON, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR (skuli@bluebirdcargo.com).

PALL EYVINDSSON, CHIEF PILOT (palli@bluebirdcargo.com).

JON HALLDOR BJORNSSON, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (jonhb@bluebirdcargo.com).

GUNNAR FLOVENZ, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) & SAFETY MANAGER (gunnar@bluebirdcargo.com).

JON MAR JONSSON, PROJECT MANAGER (jonmar@bluebirdcargo.com).
GUDBJARTUR HINRIKSSON, PURCHASING MANAGER (baddi@bluebirdcargo.com).

 
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