Avianor has completed and certified temporary cargo modifications on three Boeing 767s on behalf of Chile-based LATAM Cargo.
The seats have been completely removed from three planes for this purpose in order to have a payload of up to 46 tons per flight. Two of these planes are already operational. The third one is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2021.
Having previously worked together to perform cabin reconfiguration work on LATAM’s 767 & 777 aircraft, up to ten 767 will be permanently converted to cargo in the coming years.
LATAM will operate these aircrafts with Avianor’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) while it gets validated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Aircraft were modified at the beginning of 2021 at LATAM’s Santiago facilities. Avianor provided the materials and work instructions which were then completed with an official virtual walk through to confirm STC compliancy.
“We are proud to work jointly with LATAM Cargo on our first temporary cargo modification on the Boeing 767, an alternate and cost-effective solution to maintain operations and generate revenues. The payback is so short that it makes it the perfect solution. We aim to continuously support and respond to the needs of airlines around the world with our effective cargo conversion solution.” Marie-Christine Huberdeau, Interiors Sales Vice-President at Avianor.
“The implementation of Avianor’s temporary cargo modification was a rapid implementation, in less than 12 weeks we materialised three aircrafts. There was an excellent and collaborative teamwork that managed to reach the success, in such difficult times as a pandemic. All modified aircraft are in operation and without complications. The road is not yet finished, and we are still working together on improvements to cabin payload,” added Kamal Hadad, LATAM Cargo’s Network and Alliances Director.