757 conversions set to rebound in 2021

757-200 feedstock liberated from passenger service as a result of the COVID-19 crisis has catalyzed demand for freighter conversions. After 757-200 conversions peaked in 2018, with nineteen redeliveries — seventeen from Precision Aircraft Solutions and two from ST Engineering — the number of 757-200s converted in 2019 dropped to eleven units, according to the Cargo […]

Ancra plans for record CLS deliveries amid surging P2F demand

U.S.-based Ancra International has ramped up its production of cargo-loading systems (CLS) as conversion activity intensifies, and expects to make a record number of deliveries in 2021. The company told Cargo Facts that, based on guidance provided by the various conversion houses, it recently upped its manufacturing output earlier this summer and is on course […]

Boeing launches second 767 conversion line in Singapore

Boeing will open a second conversion line for 767-300BCFs at the ST Engineering facility in Singapore (QPG). The planemaker has also logged a firm order from an unidentified customer for two 737-800BCFs. ST confirmed to Cargo Facts that it expects to launch the additional 767 conversion line in November 2020, upping its output capacity to […]

Raging fires require larger tanker conversions

Against the backdrop of raging wildland fires across many Western states in the U.S., a diversifying fleet of converted air tankers is being called into action. This year, a 737-300 (27700, ex-Southwest Airlines) reconfigured by Canada-based Coulson Aviation as an airtanker or “Fireliner” entered service on behalf of the USDA Forest Service as part of […]

AerSale acquires 757-200 feedstock for conversion and part-out

Florida-headquartered AerSale is to purchase twenty-four 757-200s and intends to convert at least some of them into freighters. According to AerSale, the aircraft are currently parked at its facility in Roswell (ROW) but those destined to become freighters will be converted at its Goodyear (GYR) facility, where many of Precision Aircraft Solutions’ 757-200PCF conversions are […]

Maltese startup looks to 737-400Fs for launch

A startup based in Malta aims to enter the freighter market in the first quarter of 2021 with its own air operator’s certificate (AOC) and possibly two 737-400Fs. SVL Airlines told Cargo Facts it had initially looked at 737-300QCs for the extra flexibility of a reconfigurable layout, but as the pandemic worsened over the course […]

Pelita begins charter ops with second ATR 72F

Indonesia-based Pelita Air Service has begun operating its second ATR 72-500F. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft (705, ex-Mistral Air) is on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital and is being chartered by Angkasa Pura Logistics (APLOG), under an arrangement similar to Pelita’s first ATR 72-500F (746, ex-Veling), which is owned and began […]

GAMECO lands latest in string of 737 conversion line additions

Boeing plans to establish add another conversion line at Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Ltd. (GAMECO), the planemaker announced on its official Weibo account. Beginning in 2021, the facility will have the capability to simultaneously convert up to two 737-800s according to Boeing’s STC. The MRO started converting 737-800BCFs this May, when BBAM inducted the first […]
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