Sabena technics to Perform Freighter Conversion for Cebu Pacific

French MRO Sabena technics signed an agreement with Cebu Pacific Air and IPR Conversions to convert ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into freighter aircraft.

The growth of e-commerce business worldwide generates an expand of the demand for freighter aircraft worldwide. In order to meet this demand, Cebu Pacific Air has selected IPRC and Sabena technics to convert two of its ATR 72-500 aircraft passenger into freighter aircraft.

For this new collaboration, the two aircraft from Cebu Pacific Air will be converted in Sabena technics’ dedicated facilities in Dinard, France. Modifications will include the installation of both bulk-load and large cargo door, allowing standard containers and pallets.

IPR Conversions, based in Lausanne, Switzerland also recently signed an agreement granting ATR the license to install their IPR Large Cargo Door (LCD) on new FedEx ATR 72-600F freighters.