Blue Dart Aviation India based in Chennai has said in a job advertisement that it will be expanding its fleet with an unspecified number of B737-800 freighters.
The Indian cargo specialist did not disclose any further details and did not respond to requests for further information.
Blue Dart Aviation currently operates a fleet of six B757-200(PCF)s, according to the ch-aviation fleet advanced module. The cargo specialist was an all-B737 carrier throughout the first two decades of its existence when it operated up to five B737-200(F)s.
It completed the B737’s phase-out in 2014, replacing them with the B757s, according to ch-aviation fleets history module highlights.
The carrier focuses on express freight operations connecting the major Indian cities of Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore Int’l, Delhi Int’l, Kolkata Int’l, and Mumbai Int’l. It is a subsidiary of Bombai Stock Exchange-listed Blue Dart Express logistics firm.
All six Boeing 757-200(PCF)s make up the entire fleet of Blue Dart and are between 24 to almost 30 years old. The oldest of the six, VT-BDO (29.68 years), entered service in 1992 with Britannia Airways and was converted into a freighter in 2002 for Boullioun Aviation Services.
After flying cargo for a couple of other carriers, it entered Blue Dart’s fleet in July 2012. Established in 1995, Blue Dart Aviation is an all-cargo airline based in Chennai, India. The carrier is wholly owned by Blue Dart Express.
Blue Dart operates scheduled night express cargo flights and domestic and regional charters from its base at Chennai International Airport. In addition, Blue Dart Aviation also provides aircraft maintenance and engineering support to other airlines.
(With Inputs from ch-aviation)