Air China Cargo (Beijing) intends to add four Boeing 757-200 freighters to its fleet. Precision Conversions has won the contract to convert the aircraft. Precision Conversions issued this statement:
Precision Conversions, LLC is very pleased to announce that the company has won a contract to provide Air China Cargo Company Ltd., a Joint Venture between Air China (Beijing) and Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong), a total of four (4) full 15-cargo position 757-200PCFs. The first aircraft was inducted for modification at the Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (TAECO) maintenance facility in Xiamen on July 31. The second aircraft will commence modification in November. The remaining two aircraft are being placed in production slots for early 2014. All four aircraft will be used for express package transportation in China. Air China Cargo Company Ltd., is based in Beijing, China and operates to 36 cities in 27 countries.
To date, Precision Conversions has redelivered a total of thirty six (36) full 15 cargo position 757-200PCF freighters to customers operating in Europe, North and South America, India, Africa, and P.R. China. Precision also redelivered one (1) 757-200PCF Combi aircraft variant earlier this year.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Air China’s Boeing 757-2Y0 B-2826 (msn 26155), still carrying passengers, prepares to touch down at the Beijing (Capital) hub.
Air China (Beijing) and Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) announced today the consolidation of their cargo businesses in a Beijing ceremony to launch the new Air China Cargo. The new Air China Cargo will be based in Shanghai (Pudong) and will operate 12 Boeing 747-400F freighters.
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Air China Cargo (Beijing ) has launched its first cargo route from Dalian. At 10:20 am on April 15, an Air China Cargo Boeing 747-400F freighter took off from Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport heading to Frankfurt, Germany, via Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. The flight marked the official opening of Air China Cargo’s freighter flights from Dalian to Frankfurt. Air China Cargo is the first airline in Dalian to offer cargo flights to Europe.
Representatives from Air China and the Dalian government held a brief ceremony to commemorate the route’s first flight.
The route is to be flown three times a week by 747-400s.
Located at the intersection of the Northeast Asian Economic Circle and Bohai Economic Circle, Dalian is an important industrial base in northern China, and is also an important foreign trade port and the northeast region’s largest shipment transportation hub.
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