Pictured above: first aircraft, MSN 1926 at SMECO in Chengdu, P.R.C
Beaverton, OR., March 1, 2023 — 321 Precision Conversions is pleased to announce SAID has committed to the A321-200PCF conversion product. The conversion and heavy maintenance activities will be accomplished by SMECO, located in Chengdu, P.R.C. The first aircraft, MSN 1926 will be inducted into conversion in March, 2023 with others to follow later in 2023 and early 2024.
“This is a major milestone in our program as we induct the first article B-Registered CAAC aircraft and introduce the A321-200PCF into domestic Chinese freighter operations. The Precision product has earned a strong reputation and trust within China over the past 16 years. We are excited to continue this legacy with supporting SAID as our first Chinese A321-200PCF customer and operator.” -Gary Warner, president, 321 Precision Conversions.
Chen Bo, president of SAID, said “We are confident the A321-200PCF is the perfect platform for future express/integrator cargo as well as general cargo. The low operating empty weight, reliability, and quality of Precision converted products is second to none. With our strong shareholder background and rich resource sharing advantages, SAID has the ability to create value for our customers throughout the A/C lifecycle. China’s air cargo market has huge growth potential, we look forward to witnessing the bright future for narrow-body freighter in China together with 321 Precision Conversions.”
321 Precision Conversions is a joint venture between Aircraft Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) to deliver the A321-200PCF freighter conversion across the globe. Precision Aircraft Solutions set the global standard for B757 conversions and continues its legacy of industry-leading passenger-to-freighter cargo conversions with the lowest carbon footprint A321 conversion, the A321-200PCF.
SAID is short for Sichuan Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd.
Sichuan Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd. SAID is jointly funded by Sichuan Airlines, Sichuan Development Aviation Industry Investment Group and Sichuan Airlines Logistics. As a comprehensive, full-process aviation service and Aviation Mid/End-of-Life Asset management company, SAID specializes in providing A321 passenger to freighter conversion services, aircraft leasing and other aviation financial solutions, etc. in mainland China.