Shandong company delivers first converted freighter to Boeing

(| Updated : 2020-09-11

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Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company (STAECO) recently delivered its first converted freighter, dubbed "EI-FNU" to Boeing.

STAECO is the conversion service provider for the Boeing Conversion Freighter (BCF) program under the standards of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

The successful delivery of the first converted freighter is a milestone for STAECO, indicating that the company's passenger-to-freighter conversion capacity has reached a new level, said a senior manager from the company.

The Jinan-based maintenance, repair and overhaul facility has joined hands with Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services in providing services for the BCF program.

The facility now operates three conversion lines and early this year began installing a fourth set of tooling for a surge line.

"We have a long-term cooperation arrangement with Boeing, and our Boeing aircraft-related work accounts for over 80 percent of our business," said Huang Enfang, chairman of STAECO.


Engineers work on the conversion line at STAECO. [Photo/]


The converted freighter by STAECO [Photo/]