加利福尼亚的C3航天工业,正式推出空车A320、A321的客机改造货机计划

目前,C3尚未发布关于货机改造的技术参数,以及推进的时间节点,但提供了一些背景信息: 1、A320、A321的改造工程技术业已开始,且即将完成。 2、A320将首先投入改造, A321则紧随其后。 3、目前,C3正在处理原型机改造的配套服务。虽然具体时间未知,但是预计很快就会开始切割金属。 4、虽未宣布首家客户,C3表示正在与多家潜在的客户进行磋商。 C3是全球进入空客A320系列改造领域的第三家公司。去年,EFW(ST Aerospace和空中客车的合资公司)宣布推出A320和A321的改造计划;上个月,321 Precision Conversions(PAS和ATSG的合资公司)宣布推出A321的改造计划。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 12, 2017

C3 launches A320/A321 P-to-F conversion program

California-based C3 Aerospace (pronounced “C Cubed”) formally launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs for the Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft today. C3 did not release technical specifications for either freighter, nor any details about when it expects certification, but did provide some background information. Engineering for both the A320 and A321 conversion began some time ago, and […]
  • David Harris
  • September 6, 2017

EFW offers “14 + 10” pallet positions on A321 P-to-F

SHANGHAI: At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai yesterday, Wolfgang Schmid, EFW’s VP Sales & Marketing, announced that the company’s A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion would offer fourteen full-size (AAY) main-deck pallet positions, plus ten LD3-45W positions in the lower hold. This, EFW says, means that its A321P2F will offer the equivalent of seventeen full-size positions, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 26, 2017

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the state of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market at the end of 2016. You can read Part I here, and Part II here. Conversion from passenger configuration is the only source of narrowbody jet freighters. Operators and lessors of widebody […]
  • David Harris
  • November 30, 2016

EFW becomes Diamond Sponsor of Cargo Facts Symposium 2016

Freighter conversion specialist EFW has signed on as a Diamond Sponsor at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium. Cargo Facts will take place 10 – 12 October at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. EFW, a joint venture of Airbus and ST Aerospace, has a long history in the aircraft modification and MRO business. In late […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2016

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

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 state of the new narrowbody conversion […]
  • David Harris
  • May 18, 2016

PACAVI cements A320 conversion partnership with GAMECO

US-based PACAVI Group and Chinese MRO GAMECO expanded their A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion agreement, saying they intended to jointly offer a “one-stop-shop concept, offering tailored turnkey packages of airframe sourcing, purchase, customized conversion, and leasing or sale to airline customers of all tiers, worldwide.” PACAVI inducted the prototype A320 for conversion at the HAITEC facility in […]
  • David Harris
  • February 10, 2016

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • June 17, 2015
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