Third Jetran 757-200 for Swiftair enters P-to-F conversion

The final aircraft in a three-aircraft 757-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion deal between Jetran and Precision Aircraft Solutions is expected to arrive in Jacksonville (VQQ) for conversion at about 5:30 PM local time today. Once converted, this third unit (25296) will join the other two (24613 and 24614, all ex-American Airlines) in operation for Spain-based Swiftair [FATs […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 12, 2019

Jetran to boost Swiftair 757F fleet with three Precision conversions

US-based Jetran inked a deal with Precision Aircraft Solutions to convert three ex-American Airlines 757-200s to freighter configuration [FATs 005011-5016]. Following conversion, Jetran will deliver the trio of 757-200PCFs to Spain-based Swiftair [FATS 005017-5020]. As a major player in the aircraft trading business, Jetran has previously been involved in sourcing 757 feedstock for conversions, but […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 20, 2019

Asia Pacific Airlines adding third 757F, looks ahead to further fleet expansion

Guam-based all-cargo carrier Asia Pacific Airlines took redelivery of a third freighter-converted 757-200PCF (25140, ex-OpenSkies) following conversion by Precision Aircraft Solutions [FAT 004931]. The aircraft is number three in a trio of 757Fs the carrier is gradually introducing to replace its aging 727Fs, the last of which (22462) will continue to fly until the end […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 14, 2019

As SF Airlines takes redelivery of another 757 PCF, plenty of feedstock remains

Today, SF Airlines took redelivery of the fifty-second freighter aircraft, and the twenty-eighth 757-200F, to join the SF Express-associated airline’s fleet. The 757-200 was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions and is the latest freighter to join SF’s rapidly growing fleet, which grew to fifty freighters by the end of last year following the addition of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 12, 2019

Who’s who in freighter conversions part II: the major conversion houses

Today we conclude our two-part analysis of the passenger-to-freighter conversion market. In part I yesterday, we began with a look at that market’s move into conversions of Next Generation, or NG, aircraft, and some thoughts on how future widebody conversion programs are likely to play out. In part II today, we take a look at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 12, 2018

Who’s who in freighter conversions part I: the next generation and beyond

Last year, the conversion industry finally pushed forward the next generation of conversions with the redelivery of the first freighter-converted next-generation (NG) narrowbody aircraft – Alaska Airlines’ 737-700BDSF converted by Bedek Aviation Group. Boeing aircraft weren’t the only airframe types to find new life as freighters among the next generation, either, as a year ago […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2018

China’s largest 757F operator prepares for more

On 21 August, ST Aerospace Engineering redelivered a freighter-converted 757-200SF to Shenzhen-based SF Airlines (27806, ex-American Airlines) following conversion at the company’s Seletar MRO facility. The rapidly-growing express carrier has at least four more aircraft in conversion with ST Aerospace Engineering and Precision Aircraft Solutions, and at least six more conversions beyond that. For the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 23, 2018

Freighter conversion experts prepare for intense narrowbody market debate

Although speakers on the narrowbody conversion panel at the upcoming Cargo Facts Symposium have much to agree on – like how strong demand for narrowbody freighter conversions will persist, and how the conversion of next-generation narowbodies, which include 737 NGs and A320-family airframes, is set to accelerate – there is certainly no consensus when it […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 15, 2018
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