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AerCap Launch A320 Airbus Freighter Conversion  
User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4148 posts, RR: 90
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
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AerCap have announced the launch of the ACF, the Airbus Freighter Conversion for the A320/A321 Series.

AerCap Holdings N.V. Signs Agreement to Convert 30 Airbus A320/A321s from Passenger to Freighter Aircraft

Launch Customer for Airbus A320 Family Conversion Programme

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," NYSE: AER) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Airbus Freighter Conversions GmbH ("AFC") for converting 30 of its older Airbus A320s and A321s from passenger to freighter aircraft.

With this agreement, AerCap will also become the launch customer for the A320/A321 passenger to freighter ("P2F") conversion programme of AFC and will provide the first aircraft for AFC's A320 Family P2F certification expected for 2011. The other 29 firm conversion slots are scheduled between 2012 and 2015.


PRNewswire.com navigate to Aerospace for the release.

Be interesting to see who AerCap may have placed some with or who else will sign,


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Cheers for this PanAm_DC10.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
Be interesting to see who AerCap may have placed some with

Hmmm. DHL or TNT would be a good bet I reckon.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12511 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
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Airbus PR:
http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...tems/08_07_16_aecap_freighter.html

The thing that I found slightly surprising was the contract value for these 30 conversions. At the press conference, we were told it was worth $135-140m. Taking the mid-point, that works out at $4.58m per frame. That seems a pretty low price for the amount of work that was being discussed at the conference. Does anyone have a typical cost for other freighter conversions?

If an operator is going to get another 10-15 years life out of an A320 after conversion, that would seem to be a very reasonable investment to me.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3040 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 2):
Airbus PR:
http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...tems/08_07_16_aecap_freighter.html

The thing that I found slightly surprising was the contract value for these 30 conversions. At the press conference, we were told it was worth $135-140m. Taking the mid-point, that works out at $4.58m per frame. That seems a pretty low price for the amount of work that was being discussed at the conference. Does anyone have a typical cost for other freighter conversions?

If an operator is going to get another 10-15 years life out of an A320 after conversion, that would seem to be a very reasonable investment to me.

So what does it involve? Presumably its a case of stripping the interior, filling in the windows, cutting away the floor and replacing it with a strengthened floor designed to roll pallets on, and cutting a huge great door in the side for a loading door - anything else?



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Dont the freighter version of 320/321 need main double bogey (higher weight)?

//Micke  Confused



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12511 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
So what does it involve? Presumably its a case of stripping the interior, filling in the windows, cutting away the floor and replacing it with a strengthened floor designed to roll pallets on, and cutting a huge great door in the side for a loading door - anything else?

Yes, that was the "standard package", but they were also talking about "other system updates". I thought the cost was low, but looking at the cost of converting non-NG 737s, it looks competitive (although higher for a newer, more efficient frame).

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
Dont the freighter version of 320/321 need main double bogey (higher weight)?

It certainly wasn't mentioned at the press conference.



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