Montreal Mirabel International Airport-based Avianor, and LATAM Cargo, based in Santiago, Chile, have completed and certified temporary cargo modifications on three Boeing 767aircraft. Avianor, an affiliate company of DRAKKAR Aerospace & Ground Transportation, was previously contracted through a mutual collaborator to perform cabin reconfiguration work on LATAM’s 767 and 777 aircraft. Avianor’s experience and familiarity of these aircraft, along with its turnkey temporary cargo conversation solution, encouraged LATAM Cargo to contact Avianor to repurpose the cabin interiors of its 767 aircraft.
In May, LATAM Cargo announced that up to ten 767s will be permanently converted to cargo in the coming years. The implementation of Avianor’s temporary cargo modification was a quick and efficient solution while they await its conversions.
This trusted business relationship combined progressive thinking, agility and expertise to propose an innovative response to keep LATAM’s 767 aircraft flying and support the demand to transport valuable perishable supplies. Avianor’s temporary cargo modification solution has supported airlines around the world, by allowing them to adapt their offering to the needs of the economy, support the influx of e-commerce demands and maximize the use of aircrafts during the pandemic.
LATAM will operate these aircraft with Avianor’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) while it gets validated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Aircraft were modified at the beginning of 2021 at LATAM’s Santiago facilities. Avianor provided the materials and work instructions which were then completed with an official virtual walk through to confirm STC compliancy.