BEAVERTON, Ore. (January 7, 2015) – Precision Aircraft Solutions has received FAA approval for a new Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase on both winglet- and non-winglet-equipped Precision Conversions freighters.
The most recent upgrade authorization allows Precision to further increase MZFW as high as 200,000 lbs. (90,718 kg) — 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg) over the OEM highest certificated MZFW for converted aircraft including Rolls-Royce- and Pratt & Whitney-powered 757s. This translates to gross structural payloads of up to 84,000 lbs. (38,101 kg) for Rolls-Royce PCF variants and 82,000 lbs. (37,194 kg) for Pratt-powered PCF variants, line number 210+.
The weight upgrade greatly expands available feedstock for operators and improves residual value for owners. Today, there are more than 300 low-cycle 757 candidates newer than 1992 in the world, each with potential to receive the new modification, offered only by Precision.
“Precision Aircraft Solutions is proud to have engineered a flight-efficient conversion that will extend the life of an entire generation of winglet-equipped 757s,” said Gary Warner, Precision president.
About Precision Aircraft Solutions
Precision Aircraft Solutions is an international leader in aircraft modification, based in Portland, Ore., USA. The FAA-acclaimed organization earned its stripes as Precision Conversions, converting 757-200 passenger aircraft to freighter and combi configurations for the likes of DHL, SF Airlines, Air China Cargo and ATI. Through its new, extensive collection of services Precision not only can source and convert aircraft, it can also design, substantiate, certify, support, and manage aircraft programs, modifications, and repairs. From structures to systems, kitting to conversions, inside the plane or out — if it can be done, Precision can do it. For more information, see www.precisionaircraft.com.