Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bedek tests its first 737NG converted freighter

Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aviation Group division is nearing approval for its passenger-to-freighter conversion program for Boeing 737NGs.

The maintenance and conversion specialist is flight testing a 737-700 that has undergone the modification program, and expects to gain a supplemental type certificate in the coming months.

Bedek general manager Yosi Melamed says four contracts for 737-700 passenger-to-freighter conversions have been signed and that negotiations are under way with more potential clients.

The Tel Aviv-based MRO provider has completed around 70 conversions on 737-300/400s since 2003.

Separately, Bedek expects an STC for winglet installations on 767-300s soon.

(Arie Egozi - FlightGlobal News)

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