Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Sabena technics to perform ATR freighter conversion for Cebu Pacific

Download: Printable PDF Date: 11 Sep 2018 06:37 category:
Publisher:
Sabena technics to perform ATR freighter conversion for Cebu Pacific - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes

The French MRO signed an agreement with Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines-based airline, and IPR Conversions Ltd, the Large Cargo Door modification STC holder, to convert ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into freighter aircraft.

The growth of e-commerce business worldwide generates an expand of the demand for freighter aircraft worldwide. In order to meet this demand, Cebu Pacific Air has selected IPRC and Sabena technics to convert two of its ATR 72-500 aircraft passenger into freighter aircraft.

For this new collaboration, the two aircraft from Cebu Pacific Air will be converted in Sabena technics’ dedicated facilities in Dinard (France). The French MRO company has been selected by IPRC for its recognized internal know-how on base maintenance, modification and structural repair solutions. Modifications will include the installation of both bulk-load and large cargo door, allowing standard containers and pallets.

IPR Conversions, based in Lausanne, Switzerland is one of the leading ATR freighter conversion STC providers in the world. The Swiss company has recently signed an agreement granting ATR the license to install IPR Large Cargo Door (LCD on new FedEx ATR 72-600F freighters.

Cebu Pacific Air, is a leading carrier based in Philippines. It is the only passenger airline in the Philippines with dedicated cargo planes. The airline already trusts in Sabena technics for the global Component Support Solution of its fleet of 67 aircrafts, which is one of the youngest in the world.

“We will be able to offer cargo capacity that no other carrier in the Philippines can provide. With the freighter aircraft, we will further support the growing needs of the logistics industry, especially as the Philippines’ e-commerce businesses expand rapidly and look for faster delivery schedules”

said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific.



Loading comments for Sabena technics to perform ATR freighter conversion for Cebu Pacific...


Recommended

Luxaviation Group will not be Exhibiting at EBACE 2019

PATRICK HANSEN Chief Executive Officer Luxaviation Group I truly appreciate much of the work that EBAA is doing in defending business aviation’s interests with the European Union and local...

Supersonic Commercial Travel Begins to Take Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®

X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to brin...

MENA Aerospace Announces Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ARMI

Partnership enhances MENA Aerospace’s position as one stop shop for growing needs of GCC aviation ecosystem ARMI participates with MENA Aerospace at BIAS 2018 on stand E06 MENA Aerospace,...

Biggest ever Air Display at the Bahrain International Airshow

Reaffirming the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a key strategic location in the Gulf, the aircraft on display at the upcoming  Bahrain International Airshow being held November 14-16 looks...