First A320 Freighter Lite Approaches Critical Design Review

martes, 15 de marzo de 2016


http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2016-03-14/first-a320-freighter-lite-approaches-critical-design-review

The developers of the first Airbus A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion program expect to start conducting critical design review within “the next few weeks,” ahead of planned certification of the A320 version by June 2017. The Pacavi Group, headquartered in San Diego, California, and Bremen, Germany, launched the supplemental type certificate (STC) development in January 2015, some six months before Airbus and ST Aerospace formed a partnership to conduct their own P2F program for the types. Pacavi’s program calls for co-production of what it calls the A320 Freighter Lite at MRO specialist Haitec in Frankfurt/Hahn, Germany and at the facilities of program partner Gameco in Guangzhou, China. Conversion of the first example, now under way at Haitec, “is progressing on schedule,” according to Pacavi

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