US-based Precision Conversions received Supplemental Type Certification from the US FAA for its 757-200 Passenger-to-Combi conversion program. The conformity aircraft (26273, ex SunExpress) was redelivered to Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM, a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group) following certification. It will be operated for the US military by Air Transport International (ATI, also an ATSG subsidiary)
Precision’s 757-200 combi offers ten pallet positions and seating for 54 passengers. It has three flight attendant seats, a full galley, two rear lavatories, and one self-contained lavatory on the flight deck.
ATI also recently acquired three 757-200 combis from National Airlines (which earlier had them converted to combi configuration by PEMCO World Air Services) and will put them, and the Precision combi, into service for the US military (replacing DC-8 combis ATI currently operates).
We note also that PEMCO no longer offers any 757 conversions (to either freighter or combi configuration), leaving Precision and Singapore Technologies Aerospace as the only companies currently active in that market. Precision offers a 15-pallet P-to-F and a 10-pallet/54-passenger P-to-C conversion, while ST Aero offers a 14-pallet P-to-F and an 8-pallet/81-passenger P-to-C conversion (ST says it is also developing a 15-pallet P-to-F program).