ST Aerospace (Booth L01) has signed a contract with Shenzhen, China-based cargo carrier SF Airlines for the conversion of five passenger Boeing 757s to freighters. The deal also includes options for the conversion of three more aircraft.
According to ST Aero, the first aircraft entered its modification facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in January and will be redelivered to SF Airlines in the third quarter of 2014. The freighter configuration will accommodate 15 pallets. Its development began early last year and ST Aerospace will apply for approvals from CAAC, EASA and FAA. The STC will be based on Boeing’s production freighter, as well as an existing ST Aero-owned STC for a 14-pallet configuration.