Air China Cargo to convert four B757-200s into freighters
The aircraft to be converted have not been identified, but it's understood they will likely come from Air China’s B757 passenger fleet.
August 12, 2013
Air China Cargo has placed a firm order with US-based Precision Conversions for the passenger-to-freighter conversion of four B757-200s, the first of which is currently undergoing conversion at the Taikoo Aircraft Engineering facility in Xiamen. The second is scheduled for induction in November, with the third and fourth to follow in early 2014. The aircraft to be converted have not been identified, but it’s understood they will likely come from Air China’s eight-strong B757 passenger fleet; three of which were recently stored at Chengdu. Following redelivery, the cargo specialist will deploy the four B757-200(F) freighters onto express package delivery operations throughout in China. Air China Cargo, a 50/50 joint venture between Air China and Cathay Pacific, currently operates nine B747-400(F)s that will be replaced with eight B777-Fs in due course.