PORTLAND, OR, — May 16th, 2013 — Precision Conversions, LLC (Precision) is very pleased to announce that the company has received FAA certification (Supplemental Type Certificate #ST02278SE) for its 757-200PCC Combi variant. The Combi configuration includes 10 full cargo positions and seating for 54 passengers along with full galley and lavatory facilities. This is also the first certified 757-200 Combi in the world to include winglets.
Gary Warner, Precision Conversions President, said, “We are extremely delighted that the 757-200PCC Combi program has been successfully completed and I am proud of the hard work and effort that our team has put forth.” Additionally, “The fruition of this program represents yet another step in our company’s mission to maximize the utility, service life and revenue potential of the 757 for our customers.”
The 1994, Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft (MSN 26273) is owned by Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) and will be leased to and operated by Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI), also a subsidiary of ATSG, as a replacement for an existing DC-8 Combi aircraft.
Joe Hete, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATSG, said, “Our customers need a modern, fuel and flight-efficient aircraft and this 757-200PCC Combi delivers on that need.”
“This new Combi joins several major achievements into one product,” said Dave Steinmetz, Vice President and General Manager of Precision Conversions. “We are excited about all of the possibilities this variant offers the marketplace and will pursue additional worldwide regulatory approvals as needed.”
Precision Conversions is in the process of marketing additional 757-200PCC Combi variants to worldwide government agencies, corporations and other operator entities that have a specialized need to simultaneously transport cargo and passengers in an efficient manner.
About Precision Conversions, LLC
Precision Conversions, LLC (www.precisionaircraft.com) maximizes the utility, service life, revenue potential and residual value of the B757-200 as a freighter for its aircraft Owners and Operators. The company maintains its executive offices and operations in Portland, Oregon with an additional marketing and sales office in North Carolina.
About Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM)
CAM specializes in providing customized aircraft leasing programs tailored to the individual needs of its cargo airline customers, with a focus on medium range converted freighters. The company is based in Orlando, Florida, and is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services, and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Air Transport International, LLC; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.