Boeing Shanghai Celebrates Door Cutting Completion for First Boeing 737-300 PTF Conversion
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SHANGHAI, Feb. 6, 2013 – Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) held the door cutting ceremony for the first Boeing 737-300 passenger-to-freighter (PTF) conversion at its hangars at Shanghai Pudong Airport. The aircraft was inducted in December from Kenya Airways, Boeing Shanghai’s launch customer for this program. The modification is conducted under a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) developed by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI).
At the ceremony, Tom Ouma Kadoyo, technical director of Kenya Airways, Roy Sandri, AEI President, Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai, and Daniel Ni, operation director of Boeing Shanghai jointly completed the door cut, completing a significant milestone for the PTF modification. The new door surround structure and the main deck cargo door will be installed on the aircraft later in the process. The conversion is targeted for completion in March 2013.
“We are making outstanding progress for our first 737-300 PTF. This is a great example of the new skills that our team continues to develop as we enhance our MRO services,” said Dermot Swan, CEO of Boeing Shanghai. “This is an excellent showcase for our capabilities as a full service MRO and to demonstrate how we provide value to Kenya Airways, AEI and other global customers.”
Boeing Shanghai is a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines. Boeing Shanghai offers a broad range of services from engineering, aircraft maintenance and modification to material management, and component repair and overhaul. Boeing Shanghai supports customers located throughout the world.