Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), with the Incheon International Airport and Sharp Technics, to establish a Passenger-to- Cargo (P2F) conversion site in South Korea. The facility will specialize in converting Boeing 777-ERSF (Big Twin) from passenger to freighter. Within the framework of the agreement, IAI will convert six B777-300ERs and B777-200LRs per year, starting in 2024. Establishing more P2F aircraft conversion facilities around the world is necessary in order to meet the expected rise in demand for wide-body freighter aircraft with capacity for long flights.
IAI’s Aviation Group is working around the clock during this time to prototype the B777 P2F conversion and is expected to conclude the licensing process during 2023. The B777 model represents the next generation of freighter aircraft, and will join the family of IAI’s conversions, including: the B747, B767, B737NG, and the B737 classic.