B/E given go-ahead to convert Airbus aircraft

  • 12-Jan-2009 03:03 EST
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B/E Aerospace will be converting six Airbus A300-600 passenger aircraft into freighters for China Southern Airlines.

The U.S FAA has authorized B/E Aerospace Inc.’s Flight Structures unit (FSI) to convert Airbus A300-600 passenger aircraft to freighters. The company previously announced that it had been awarded a $45 million contract by China Southern Airlines to convert six of its A300-600 passenger aircraft to freighters. B/E has been responsible for the engineering design and supplemental type certification of the Airbus A300-600 passenger-to-freighter conversion and will be responsible for manufacturing the required passenger-to-freighter conversion kits. B/E's MRO partner, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., a Guangzhou-based joint venture of China Southern Airlines and Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd., will provide the touch labor and kit installation.
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