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GE Capital Aviation Services (Gecas) has reportedly exercised 10 purchase rights for Boeing 737-800 converted freighters. Aviation 24 reports that the agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show two years ago, with purchase rights for a further 15 aircraft. Today kicks off the start of this year’s show, the aircraft’s inaugural event. The company converts 737 passenger planes to carry a payload of up to 23.9 tonnes. Since the programme launched in 2016, Gecas has built up 65 orders and options for the 737-800F. It has been suggested that Atlas Air is likely to look at the aircraft, following Amazon’s decision to use its subsidiary Southern Air’s 737-800BCFs