Aircraft conversion shop 321 Precision Conversions has picked HAECO Americas for heavy maintenance and structural modifications for its Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversions. 

The agreement, which kicks off in January 2022, will see HAECO Americas — the North American airframe MRO unit of HAECO —provide “extensive interior and exterior modifications”. Works will be carried out at HAECO’s Lake City, Florida facility. 

First flight takeoff

Source: 321 Precision Conversions

321 Precision Conversion’s first Airbus A321PCF, a freighter converted from a passenger jet, during its maiden flight on 10 October 2020.

HAECO did not state how many aircraft it is slated to work on. 

321 Precision Conversions president Gary Warner says: “The wide-ranging maintenance and conversion experience offered by HAECO is a natural fit for our Airbus A321-200PCF programme as we continue to expand conversion kit capacity to meet high customer demand.” 

In June, 321 Precision Conversions delivered its first Airbus A321 converted freighter, and was due to commence work on a second conversion in the same month. 

Oregon-based Precision Aircraft Solutions formed 321 in partnership with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), a US air cargo and aircraft services company.

This story has been updated to include information about the first converted freighter delivery timeline.