Conversions

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Rockwell Collins converts first Q300 P2F

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

Last year, Cargo Facts reported on news that Bombardier, in cooperation with Canada-based Air Inuit, and B/E Aerospace (now a part of Rockwell Collins) was developing a new passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Q300 turboprop. The program is now progressing well, with news that shortly after Rockwell Collins completed conversionRead More

IAI Bedek reveals new Chinese partner for 737NG conversions

IAI Bedek reveals new Chinese partner for 737NG conversions

Aircraft, Asia, Conversions, News June 22, 2017 at 10:43 am

Just as IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group nears completion of the Supplemental Type Certification process for its first 737-700BDSF conversion, a new partner has emerged. During the 2017 Paris Air Show, China-based MRO, Tianjin Aircraft Engineering Co. (TAEC), a subsidiary of the Haite Group, revealed itself as Bedek’s “development partner” forRead More

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News June 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with someRead More

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the firstRead More

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy June 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

Two months ago, we noted UPS’ purchase of a 767-300ER  (33494) from Japan Airlines, and predicted that, after a maintenance stop at Goodyear Airport (GYR), it would fly off to whichever conversion center Boeing decided to use to convert it to BCF freighter configuration. We also predicted that this was the firstRead More

EFW begins A330 P-to-F conversions in Singapore

EFW begins A330 P-to-F conversions in Singapore

Aircraft, Asia, Conversions, Express June 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

EFW, the Germany-based MRO and conversion joint venture of Singapore Technologies Aerospace and Airbus, ferried an A330-300 (127, ex-Hi Fly) from its Dresden facility (DRS) to ST Aero’s conversion center at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Airport (QPG) for conversion to freighter configuration for DHL Express. DHL is the launch customer forRead More

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

Capacity & Demand, Conversions, Express, News June 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

Bedek Aviation Group, the MRO and conversion arm of Israel Aerospace Industries, reached an agreement with Mexicana MRO Services under which Mexican will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions 767-300 aircraft at its Mexico City facility for Bedek. Bedek said that in preparation for the induction of the first aircraft later this month,Read More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO launches massive fleet expansion

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Express May 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

Just a few days ago, we posted news that Shanghai-based YTO Express had launched an international expansion program, the main cost of which, according to company VP Hao Wenning,  “will come from buying aircraft to strengthen air freight services.” Our discussion in that post centered on YTO’s likely need forRead More