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

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

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 – Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis, we began with an overview of the worldwide narrowbody jet freighter fleet as it stood at the end of October 2016, then looked at the currently available and recently launched passenger-to-freighter conversion programs, concluding with the observation that, even before the first freighter has been redelivered from […]
  • David Harris
  • November 29, 2016

The narrowbody freighter fleet in 2016 — Part I

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide narrowbody freighter fleet. You can read Part II here, and Part III here. When we looked at the fleet at this time two years ago, the most striking thing was the number of 757-200s flying in freighter configuration. With 242 units in operation, the 757-200F had […]
  • David Harris
  • November 28, 2016

Narrowbody freighters III – The conversion market

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet with a look at the present and future passenger-to-freighter conversion market. In Part I we provided a detailed snapshot of the current fleet – the view from 10,000 meters, so to speak. In Part II we analyzed the fleet on a type-by-type basis, and also on an […]
  • David Harris
  • October 19, 2015

Narrowbody freighters II – a closer look at the fleet

Yesterday, we began this year’s examination of the narrowbody freighter market with a snapshot of the current fleet – the view from 10,000 meters, so to speak. You can read Part I here, but today we turn to the close-up view, beginning with a look at the fleet on a type-by-type basis. The active narrowbody fleet […]
  • David Harris
  • October 15, 2015

The narrowbody freighter fleet – today and tomorrow

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the narrowbody jet freighter fleet, both in its current state, and with some speculation about its future. We start with a snapshot of the fleet as it was in early October 2015. In the days to come we will examine the fleet in several ways – by type, by end […]
  • David Harris
  • October 14, 2015

AEI signs 737NG licensing agreement with Boeing

US-based conversion specialist Aeronautical Engineers Inc signed an agreement to license Boeing engineering data to develop its 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion. Last week we reported on a new widebody conversion program, this week we follow up with the latest on the narrowbody conversion market. AEI formally launched its 737-800 P-to-F program in April of this year […]
  • David Harris
  • October 13, 2014
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