The freighter conversion landscape: Part II

Yesterday we began our analysis of the changing freighter conversion market with a look at how the conversion landscape has evolved from a long period of very little change, to the current point of transition to a whole new landscape. You can read Part I here, and today we continue, first with some thoughts about how […]

Expanded STC for IPR

Switzerland-based IPR Conversions received an extension to its EASA-issued ATR conversion STCs, and can now perform conversions on variants of the ATR42/72-500 series. The newly-expanded STC covers both its large cargo door and structural tube conversions. Until now, all of IPR’s conversion have been completed in Toulouse. A steady flow of conversion orders however, has […]

An all-cargo airline for Tunisia?

A new cargo airline will soon be taking off from Enfidha’s Hammamet International Airport located 100km south of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis. Express Air Cargo’s CEO, Anis Riahi confirmed to Cargo Facts his airline is preparing to commence operations in August, with an initial fleet consisting of two freighter-converted 737 classics. Although the source of […]

PNG Air takes first ATR 72 combi

Papua New Guinea-based PNG Air (formerly Airlines PNG) took delivery of an ATR 72-600 Combi from ATR. The carrier is scheduled to take delivery of one more ATR 72-600 this year, three in 2016, and two more in 2017. PNG Air is the launch customer for the ATR 72 Combi, and its eight-unit ATR 72 […]

FedEx Feeder ATR-72

A sunset arrival for the Ketchikan Express. Every afternoon Empire Airlines flies an ATR from the isolated south Alaskan community of Ketchikan to FedEx’s facility at Seatac. Ketchikan is Alaska’s fifth largest city, but still only has a population of about 8,000 residents. N821FX (msn: 253) is a converted ATR-72-202 built in 1991 for American […]
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