Airbus and ST Aero launch A320/A321 P-to-F

Airbus and ST Aerospace formally launched an A320 Family passenger-to-freighter conversion program through their EFW joint venture. It has been no secret that the program was in development, and Cargo Facts expected the formal launch earlier this year, but the companies instead chose the Paris Air Show as the fitting stage for the announcement. One […]

IAI launches 737-800 P-to-F

Several weeks ago, we reported that Bedek Aviation Group, the MRO and conversion arm of Israel Aerospace Industries, had launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the Boeing 737-700. Bedek has now confirmed the -700 program, and also announced the formal launch of a similar P-to-F program for the 737-800. Bedek declined to comment when asked […]

Launch orders for new narrowbody conversion programs

HONG KONG — Launch orders totaling 92 passenger-to-freighter conversions were announced for 737-800 and A320 conversion programs at the fourth annual Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong today. Aeronautical Engineers Inc launched their 737-800 P-to-F program at last year’s Cargo Facts Asia, and today confirmed launch orders for a total of 50 conversions from two customers. AEI […]

The A320 freighters are coming!

PacAvi Group inducted its first Airbus A320 aircraft for conversion to freighter configuration at the HAITEC facility at Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). German-American aviation company PacAvi launched its A320 Family P-to-F conversion program in September last year, and provided a more detailed look at the program a few weeks later at the Cargo Facts Aircraft […]

New A320/A321 P-to-F program announced

US-based PacAvi Group Inc said today that it “is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration.” According to the announcement (the full text of which is included below), PacAvi “will be joined in this program by AeroTurbine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AerCap, one of […]

30 Years of Cargo Facts: A New Narrowbody Arrives

In March of 1990, Cargo Facts featured this photo of a brand-new Air Canada A320 in our regular Short Segments section. The A320 was still very new in those days, just two years after its first delivery. The A320 project was launched in 1982 and became the first airliner to feature fly-by-wire controls. The very […]

Humphrey’s Last Day

This was probably the last photo of N806FR (msn: 2218) in revenue service. Frontier/Republic assigns names to the animals which adorn the Frontier-liveried jets in the fleet and 806 was Humphrey the Bison. I say “was” because on October 8th, Humphrey flew to GWO/Greenwood-Leflore for scrappage. Two of Frontier’s A318s, both less than four years […]
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