Israel’s IAI Agrees to Set Up World’s First Passenger to Freighter Conversion Site in Europe

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Israel’s IAI Agrees to Set Up World’s First Passenger to Freighter Conversion Site in Europe
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group said Tuesday it will establish a passenger to freighter conversion site to convert the Boeing 737-700/800 in partnership with Atitech company, at Atitech’s leading MRO center in Naples, Italy.

The cargo conversion site in Italy will join two existing cargo conversion sites in China.

Atitech MRO is a veteran global company with extensive experience in aviation and is certified by the Federal Administration Agency (FAA Part 145) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 145). The MRO center will supply solutions in maintenance and aircraft renovation, converting passenger aircraft to cargo configuration. In addition, it will provide training and support in licensing and registration.

Executive VP of IAI and General Manager of Aviation Group, Yossi Melamed, said: “Establishing the first cargo conversion site in Europe is a historical step for IAI. IAI’s converted freighter aircraft serve the world’s largest cargo companies, and most of the e-commerce market. Atitech MRO was selected as a business partner to provide a solution to the European market among other markets as well. I feel confident the collaboration between these companies will mutually contribute to IAI and Atitech business.”

The Aviation Group at IAI is Israel’s home of aviation and unites under one roof all activity in manned aircraft: maintenance (MRO), business jets, converting passenger to freighter, aviation hangars and other structures, upgrading existing craft and more.

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