January 6, 2015
Precision Aircraft Solutions receives winglet 757 MZFW upgrade approval
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 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.