Who’s who in freighter conversions: Part III

Over the last two days we have examined the passenger-to-freighter conversion market, first with a look at the evolution of that market over the last two decades, and then with some thoughts on how rapidly demand for the currently popular types would fade now that the first of the new types has entered service. You […]

Exclusive report on Precision’s latest conversion

Following an exclusive interview with Precision Aircraft Solutions VP Sales and Marketing Brian McCarthy, Cargo Facts can reveal Precision’s latest move in the narrowbody freighter conversion market. “All those other conversion houses are so boring. All they can think of is the same old same old. Tiny incremental steps. But not us. We at Precision […]

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 […]

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 […]

GECAS will double its 737-800 freighter conversion orders

Following yesterday’s announcement of a four-unit 737-800BCF lease order from the West Atlantic Group, GECAS today said it planned to more than double its orders for 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions, adding thirty more to the twenty-five it has already ordered from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) and Boeing. We’ll start with some history: GECAS was the launch […]

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would grant an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Guangzhou-based China Air Cargo Corporation, unless there was a credible objection by 18 November. In early December of last year, we reported that the CAAC had granted initial approval to the establishment of the new all-cargo carrier, a […]

New conversion program from Precision aims at e-commerce market

Following extensive research (and some alcohol-fueled commercial espionage activity) Cargo Facts can break the news of a soon-to-launch, e-commerce-focused P-to-F conversion program that will be offered by Precision Aircraft Solutions. Late one night at the recent Cargo Facts Symposium in Miami, and with the assistance of many drinks, we were able to get one of Precision’s […]
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