Vallair leases first Airbus A321F in Europe to SmartLynx Malta

SmartLynx Malta will operate the A321F on behalf of DHL ©Vallair

Vallair, the mature aircraft asset and cargo conversion specialist dedicated to the support of both operators and lessors, has delivered its second Airbus A321 freighter conversion. This is the first ever A321F to be operated by a European based carrier.  Having received its STC from the FAA in April 2021, the aircraft bearing MSN 891, has been prepared for delivery at Vallair’s specialist MRO & Painting facility in Montpellier, France immediately following its conversion in the U.S.A. The aircraft has been leased by Vallair to SmartLynx Malta who will now operate the aircraft on behalf of DHL. Maintenance requirements for this aircraft were minimal, however the aircraft has been repainted in Vallair’s dedicated paint hangar in the south of France.

In parallel with the delivery of MSN891, Vallair has also been preparing its next two aircraft scheduled for conversion. By carrying out heavy maintenance in advance of induction at its Montpellier facility, Vallair anticipates a significant reduction in turn-around-time for the entire conversion process.

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