Welsh MRO moves into conversion business
With aircraft continuing to be grounded by the pandemic, belly capacity on passenger flights has been significantly reduced, increasing demand for dedicated cargo freighters. Amidst the uncertainty in the passenger sector, the number of aircraft primed for the conversion market is on the rise.
For Joachim Jones, Group CEO of Caerdav, an independent MRO based in St Athan, southern Wales, his company is ambitious and "always looking forward, and cargo conversions are an achievable, viable and profitable string to add to our bow."
Operating from a former RAF maintenance base equipped with a roughly 1,830 m ILS runway and parking for up to 20 narrow-bodied airliners, Caerdav is now actively seeking airlines, leasing companies, cargo carriers and STC holders to work with the company as part of this new endeavour. (ah)