Sine Draco Aviation Development (Sine Draco) has acquired an Airbus A321-200, MSN 963, for its passenger-to-freighter conversion program (SDF). The aircraft will serve as the prototype for Sine Draco’s supplemental type certificate (STC) development.
Sine Draco anticipates approval of its STC for the A321-SDF in mid-2021. The company began feasibility analysis and engineering development several years ago. Sine Draco will design and certify the conversion solution, produce the conversion kits, and perform the conversions in partnership with a world-wide network of industry-leading partners. The prototype aircraft will be converted and certified at a U.S. MRO facility and the company expects to establish multiple conversion sites in the U.S. and China.
“We have the right team in place and intend to provide the best market solution to the industry. The Sine Draco A321-SDF will be successful and beneficial for all of our partners and customers,” said Alex Deriugin, CEO of Sine Draco.