August 31, 2012
Precision receives FAA approval for winglet compatibility with 757-200PCF freighter conversion
Precision Conversions (Precision) released that the company has received FAA approval to provide full 15 cargo position freighter conversions on 757-200s that have winglets currently installed on the aircraft. The winglet approval applies to all Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney powered 757-200s. The first winglet-ed 757-200, owned by Cargo Aircraft Management, has already been converted and will be operated later this year by Air Transport International. Steven Thomas, Precision Conversions’ President, said, “We are the first and only company to achieve winglet compatibility with a 757 conversion program.” He added, “This recent achievement is fully in line with our mission of maximizing the utility, service life, revenue potential and residual value of the 757-200 as a freighter.” Precision began the engineering and certification efforts for the winglet approval program in early 2011.