Students to begin P2F conversion work soon
Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has received its first B777-300ER. As part of its growing MRO programme, WSU-NIAR WERX, in conjunction with the Kansas Modification Centre, will convert the passenger aircraft into a freighter that will be transferred to an external client to meet the growing needs of the e-commerce and express cargo market.
The 777 conversion programme will provide unique applied learning opportunities for WSU engineering and WSU Tech airframe and powerplant mechanics students.
NIAR WERX is based in modification facilities adjacent to McConnell Air Force Base (IAB). The WERX team implements innovative and efficient methods for the rapid development of engineering, modification, testing and certification of new aircraft and modifications/overhaul. (ah)