There is a total of 4 complete conversions, 3 are flying with Contract Air Cargo and the 4th is with Air Freight NZ
. There is a 5th conversion under way in the hangars at Kelowna Flightcraft but no word on when it will be done or who its going to fly for. It only takes one complete airframe to make a CV
-5800 if it is starting from a CV
-580. The reason 2 airframe where used before was that the original airframes were CV
-340's, due to lower hours and cycles, so all that was needed from the second airframe (a 580) was the engine nacelles. The 5800 has an EFIS cockpit installed plus Allison 501-D22 engines. Currently Kelowna Flightcraft is converting 2 CV
-580's into CV
-580A's, They will have EFIS and D22 engines installed but without the 14ft stretch. These aircraft will be used as Air Tankers for Forest Firefighting use.