Post Tagged with: "Freighter conversion"

First flight of the A330-300P2F

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Aircraft, Conversions, Express October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flightsRead More

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Aircraft, Conversions, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to beRead More

Alaska Air Cargo introduces world's first freighter-converted 737-700BDSF,

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not onlyRead More

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

Aircraft, Conversions, News September 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

California-based C3 Aerospace (pronounced “C Cubed”) formally launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs for the Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft today. C3 did not release technical specifications for either freighter, nor any details about when it expects certification, but did provide some background information. Engineering for both the A320 and A321 conversionRead More

Precision and ATSG form A321 freighter conversion JV

Precision and ATSG form A321 freighter conversion JV

Aircraft, Conversions, News, Strategy August 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

Ending its silence on the subject of “what comes next,” 757 conversion specialist Precision Aircraft Solutions this morning announced the formation of 321 Precision Conversions, LLC, a joint venture with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) “to develop a passenger-to-freighter conversion of Airbus A321-200 Aircraft.” It has been something of anRead More

China Air Cargo prepares for takeoff

China Air Cargo prepares for takeoff

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Express, News July 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

Eight months ago, we reported that startup Chinese all-cargo carrier China Air Cargo Co. Ltd was about to take to the skies. It had taken redelivery of its first freighter – a Precision-converted 757-200PCF, and was within weeks of receiving its Operating Certificate. As is often the case, the finalRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 — Part III

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

In Parts I and II of this analysis we looked at the turboprop freighter fleet in detail, breaking it down by operator, and discussing the changes to the fleet in the last year on a type-by-type basis. But turboprop aircraft are not the only choice for operators looking for small freighters,Read More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News July 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

In part I of this analysis, we began our examination of the current turboprop freighter fleet with some background, and then offered a breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Today, in Part II, we look at the fleet in more detail by type, while in Part III, weRead More