By Arie Egozi
Tel Aviv. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group has agreed to establish a passenger to freighter conversion site to convert the Boeing 737-700/800 with Atitech company at Atitech’s leading MRO centre in Naples, Italy. The rise in demand for cargo aircraft of this model lead to the partnership between IAI and Atitech. 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 centre 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. The establishment of the centre is a testament to IAI’s growing impact around the world.
The Italian conversion centre is part of IAI’s plan to open branches in many countries. This plan was first reported by Raksha Anirveda. The IAI’s aviation group is a one stop shop for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of Aircraft, Engines and Components. This in addition to the conversion of some types of civil passenger aircraft.
-The writer is an International Roving Correspondent of the publication. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of Raksha Anirveda