Sine Draco selects Ascent Aviation Services for A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion

Sine Draco Aviation Development (Sine Draco) has selected Ascent Aviation Services in Tucson, Arizona, for modification and completion of its prototype A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion (A321-200 SDF) with FAA approval anticipated in late 2021/early 2022. 

The Sine Draco A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion offers the optimal economic solution for the next-generation narrow-body freighter.  Its design includes installation of a 142-inch-wide by 86-inch-high main deck cargo door, Class E main deck cargo compartment with fourteen 88-inch by 125-inch container positions.  The lower cargo compartments can also accommodate ten containers, with the A321 being the first airplane type in the narrow-body freighter class with this capability.

Ascent Aviation Services will be performing the modification of the airplane by completing the touch labor, modification planning and inspection requirements.  Ascent will also be completing a heavy check during the modification and providing maintenance support during the ground and flight test program following conversion.

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