FlightService and Avensis bring supply chain solution to market

AELF FlightService (FlightService) has announced that it has partnered with Avensis Aviation to purchase ten Medius passenger-to-freighter conversion kits for 2022.

FlightService, operated by its sister company, Malta-based Maleth Aero, is focused on reliable, innovative air cargo solutions, with an emerging ground transportation segment. The company will work with Avensis to convert its Airbus A330 and A340 fleet beginning early 2022.

The soon-to-be released Avensis Medius Class E Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will allow the modified passenger-to-freighter aircraft to fly beyond the current EASA exemption deadline of July 2022. The STC approval will make FlightService one of, if not the only provider of ad-hoc charter/ACMI services approved to fly converted passenger-to-freighter aircraft beyond the regulatory deadline.

“This is an investment in the passenger to freighter space that puts us in a unique position in the marketplace,” said Joe Cirillo, Chief Operating Officer at AELF FlightService. “With the Avensis modification, the EASA exemption will be a non-issue for us and allow us to provide much of the same utility as a full-freighter. From this point forward we’ll have a continuous and reliable service that shippers and retailers can come back to time and again. It provides strong utility and peace-of-mind for our customers and partners for the long haul.”

Avensis’ solutions, including the Medius Class E Freighter modification that FlightService will utilise, add agility to fleet management, maximise aircraft freight capacity and are fully reversible.


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