October 10, 2020. Beaverton, Oregon. 321 Precision Conversions, a joint venture between Aircraft Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) announced today completion of the first post-conversion flight of the firm’s A321-200PCF freighter.
321 Precision Conversions President Gary Warner confirmed the event, stating “This milestone flight was nominal in all respects, with all primary and secondary systems- including the cargo door and supporting sub-systems, functioning perfectly as designed.”
He went on to say, “Based on the results of this maintenance test flight –a prerequisite prior to entering certification flight testing – we look forward to a brisk progression to full certification.”
ATSG President and CEO Rich Corrado added, “Our goal was to produce an A321 freighter designed to be the best freighter for the mission. That means the best for the operators who operate it, the best for crews who fly it and load it, and the best for the investors who own it. In short, the best designed cargo conversion for all parties, available for the A321—one of finest air transport aircraft flying. By all measure, we have accomplished that.”
Precision Aircraft Solutions is a major aircraft modification, product manufacturing and services company that has earned its stripes converting the B757 from passenger service into air cargo freighter for industry-leading companies around the world.
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements.
The passenger A321 aircraft was converted to a Precision Conversions 321-200PCF by Avocet MRO Services, Sanford, Florida.