Sine Draco Aviation Development has selected Ascent Aviation Services’ Tucson (TUS) MRO facility to perform touch labor for its in-development A321-200SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion program.
Ascent Aviation plans to induct the first aircraft (963, ex-AtlasGlobal) early next year, Sine Draco told Cargo Facts.
Accounting for touch labor, engineering and flight tests, Sine Draco is targeting a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA in late 2021 or early 2022.
Sine Draco acquired the conformity aircraft for its A321-200SDF program in February. Unit 963 is currently positioned at Goodyear (GYR) and is undergoing maintenance, including a landing gear overhaul.
See also, our recent podcast: Here come the A321 freighters
A321-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion programs have progressed in recent weeks, with the first aircraft converted to freighter configuration by 321 Precision Conversions taking flight and the first EFW frame leaving Singapore on delivery to launch operator Qantas.
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