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A321 P2F passes first major milestone

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program launched last year by EFW, the conversion and MRO joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review. The next step will be completion of the Critical Design Review, whitch EFW says it expects “in the coming months.” The A321 P2FRead More

IPR redelivers its first large-door ATR72 converted freighter

IPR redelivers its first large-door ATR72 converted freighter

August 25, 2016 at 10:58 am 2 comments

Switzerland-based IPR Conversions redelivered an ATR72-202F to Canada’s Summit Air following conversion to large cargo door configuration. This redelivery is something of a milestone not just for IPR and Summit, but for the air freight and express industry as well. In 2002, ATR began offering passenger-to-freighter conversion of ATR42 andRead More

BAe floats launch of Avro RJ freighter conversion program

BAe floats launch of Avro RJ freighter conversion program

August 11, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

BAe Systems Regional Aircraft put out an interesting press release yesterday, the gist of which is that the company is “considering” a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Avro regional jet family. Those not familiar with the Avro RJ could be excused for thinking the aircraft shown in the image atRead More

Atlas looks ahead

Atlas looks ahead

August 8, 2016 at 10:55 am 0 comments

  Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings last week reported second-quarter net income down 27.5% y-o-y to $20.6 million, as expenses incurred in gearing up for the twenty-aircraft Amazon deal ate into profitability. Reported financial and operational results are shown in the chart at right, but perhaps more important than the resultsRead More

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

First flight of the CRJ200 SF

July 22, 2016 at 10:42 am 0 comments

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc completed the first flight of the freighter-converted CRJ200. As we do whenever a new freighter type flies for the first time, we will welcome the newcomer with a few photos. AEI launched the program in cooperation with Bombardier (the CRJ’s manufacturer) in 2013. At firstRead More

Jolly good show (for freighters)

Jolly good show (for freighters)

July 14, 2016 at 9:33 am 0 comments

The 2016 edition of the Farnborough Air Show saw a considerable reduction in orders compared to recent shows, but on the freighter side of things, there was plenty of good news. Seven customers signed orders for forty-two freighters/freighter conversions, and an eighth customer signed a commitment for two conversions. Volga-DneprRead More

DHL is launch customer for EFW’s A330-300 P2F

DHL is launch customer for EFW’s A330-300 P2F

July 13, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

At the Farnborough Air Show today, DHL Express signed a firm order with EFW for the passenger-to-freighter conversion of four A330-300 aircraft. EFW, the MRO and conversion joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, launched conversion programs for both the A330-200 and A330-300 several years ago, and in 2014 receivedRead More

Narrowbody freighters: the state of the new P-to-F programs

Narrowbody freighters: the state of the new P-to-F programs

May 18, 2016 at 10:28 am 0 comments

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) booked a firm order for fifteen 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, with an option for fifteen more, from an unidentified customer. That order, combined with recent launch order announcements from Boeing and PACAVI, makes this a good time to take a look at the overall stateRead More