The 1st conversion of a Boeing 767-300 in Europe from a passenger into a cargo variant has been completed this week.
Avia Prime, which consists of three prominent companies, including Serbian Jat Tehnika, was part of this process.
The first converted aircraft, dubbed 9H-CAC, departed from Belgrade on August 9 and headed down to Luqa, Malta, and was handed over to the Challenge Group, the new customer.
Challenge Group aims to triple its fleet by the year 2026, and the first converted Boeing 767 in Europe will help assist with that.
Beginning of Conversion History in Europe for the 767…
Commenting on the milestone of the first Boeing 767 conversion in Europe was Piotr Kaczor, the CEO of Avia Prime & Jat Tehnika:
“We are excited because the bold vision that emerged six years ago has become a reality today.”
“We have been preparing for this for a long time, going through the most demanding aviation authority checks, and we are proud of the new technology and know-how that have been applied for the first time in Belgrade.”
“This is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Avia Prime and European aviation, which will strengthen our position as the main European supplier for the conversion of Boeing and Airbus wide-body aircraft,”
“With decades of expertise and the most advanced technologies in the industry that Avia Prime offers to interested parties at competitive prices, we are proud to lead more and more projects contributing to a greener and more sustainable future in aviation.”
“With continuous progress, we are confident in our bright perspective, and for us, just as our slogan says, “The only way is up”.
Overall, this is a significant milestone, and this will be the first of many Boeing 767s that will be converted in Europe through Prime Avia.