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HAWK21M
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A320 Freighter STC

Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:13 pm

Any update on the STC available for the A320 series.
I heard of one for the A320-200, any available for the A320-Neo
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:24 pm

STCs are applicable to the TCDS, the A320neo is on the same TCDS as the A320CEO.
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:18 am

EFW/Airbus/ST Aerospace are developing a conversion for the A320 and A321. The first A321 started testing some months back, that's the former Onur machine going to Qantas. They haven't rolled out any A320P2Fs yet, but it is only a matter of time.

Precision Aircraft/ATSG is developing the A321-200PCF. The first was seen out in the open last month.

C3 is developing an A320-200CCF and an A321-200CCF. From what I've heard, they have an A320 undergoing conversion.

There are several other converters listing A320 and A321 P2F conversions under development/in the early stages, but exactly how serious or far out they are is beyond me. A company called PACAVI is supposedly converting an A320 and has at least 10 orders, but their website doesn't seem to have been updated since 2016. Another company called Eolia, state that they are developing a conversion for the A319, A320 and A321 in cooperation with LCF Conversions and ACE Corporation.

So potentially we are looking at 5 conversion programs. I would not expect any A320neo conversions for a long time, for the simple fact that the nature of cargo flying generally benefit more from cheap aircraft than economical ones.
 
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:46 pm

Whats a -CCF
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:23 pm

HAWK21M wrote:
Whats a -CCF


"C Cubed Converted Freighter"

https://ccc.aero/
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:33 am

zeke wrote:
STCs are applicable to the TCDS, the A320neo is on the same TCDS as the A320CEO.


That statement is certainly not true.

e.g. All 747 series are on the same TCDS, however a unique STC has to be applied for each subtype in the TCDS.

STC for a 747 P-F conversion :

- 747-100 to 747-100SF requires a unique STC
- 747-200B to 747-200SF requires a unique STC
- 747-300 to 747-300SF requires a unique STC
- 747-400 to 747-400BDSF requires a unique STC
etc.

The engine type however is (mostly) not a factor in the STC for a P-F conversion. Winglets may be a limiting factor and have to be seperately mentioned in an adapted STC.
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Re: A320 Freighter STC

Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:44 am

747classic wrote:

The engine type however is (mostly) not a factor in the STC for a P-F conversion. Winglets may be a limiting factor and have to be seperately mentioned in an adapted STC.


The difference between the A320CEO and a A320neo, is the new engine options, they are all A320-200s.
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