How hard is it to switch freighter platforms? [VIDEO]

While Boeing aircraft dominate the global narrowbody freighter market, much discussion at Cargo Facts Symposium 2018 revolved around possibilities for A321 P2F conversions. During a panel discussion on narrowbody conversions, speakers addressed the challenges – as well as potential benefits – of either switching from Boeing to Airbus freighters, or adding Airbus freighters to a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2018

Freighter aircraft leasing: Portfolios full of narrowbodies – part II

Yesterday we began our annual analysis of freighter aircraft leasing with an overview of the lessors involved in freighter aircraft leasing. You can read part I here. Today in part II, we look at the leased freighter fleet by carrier. Turning now an analysis of the fleets of carriers that lease freighter aircraft begins to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 14, 2018

Guangdong Aerocity signs LOI with EFW for ten A320 conversions

Just one day after announcing Vallair as the launch customer for its A321P2F conversion program (click here for that story), EFW followed up with the news that China-based Guangdong Aerocity Holding Co Ltd (GDA) signed a Letter of Intent “for a potential order of 10 A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions to be carried out by EFW.” […]
  • David Harris
  • February 8, 2018

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to be converted in July, and has […]
  • David Harris
  • October 4, 2017

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

Precision and ATSG form A321 freighter conversion JV

Ending its silence on the subject of “what comes next,” 757 conversion specialist Precision Aircraft Solutions this morning announced the formation of 321 Precision Conversions, LLC, a joint venture with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) “to develop a passenger-to-freighter conversion of Airbus A321-200 Aircraft.” It has been something of an open secret in the industry […]
  • David Harris
  • August 7, 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
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