Northern Air Cargo (NC, Anchorage Ted Stevens) has taken delivery of its first B737-800(SF), which is also its first B737NG converted freighter, Cargo Facts has reported.

N3159G (msn 35119), a 15.3-year-old ex-Aeroméxico jet owned by Aero Capital Solutions, was converted at Miami International and then ferried for painting at Macon Regional on August 5, 2022. It was subsequently positioned to Anchorage Ted Stevens on August 20 in Northern Air Cargo's livery but has yet to be deployed into service.

Northern Aviation Services said last year that it was planning to renew its fleet of B737 Classic freighters but did not provide any specific plans.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Northern Air Cargo operates one B737-300(F), three B737-400(F)s, one B737-400(SF), and four B767-300ER(BDSF)s. Sister carrier Aloha Air Cargo (KH, Honolulu) operates a further two B737-300(F)s and three B737-300(SF)s. The group has seven B767-300ER(BCF)s on order from Boeing (of which one has already been delivered but has yet to be inducted into service) and expects to place them with Northern Air Cargo.

The group did not respond to ch-aviation's request for more details on its narrowbody fleet renewal plans.