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IAI Bedek to open aircraft conversion center in Mexico

Aerostructure division of Israel Aerospace Industries, the Bedek Aviation Group will open an aircraft conversion center in Mexico.

The center in Mexico City will focus on conversion of commercial Boeing 767-300 aircraft into fre…


Aerostructure division of Israel Aerospace Industries, the Bedek Aviation Group will open an aircraft conversion center in Mexico.

The center in Mexico City will focus on conversion of commercial Boeing 767-300 aircraft into freighters.

The facility to be run by Mexicana MRO Services as Bedek's sub-contractor, will enable Bedek to reduce workload in Israel and concentrate on developmental activities.

The first aircraft for conversion is expected to be inducted by the end of June, with an order for number of aircraft.

Dozens of Mexicana employees, including structural engineers, electricians, mechanics and engineers employed in maintenance of aircraft of the B767-300 have undergone training at IAI.

Bedek is conversion of, B737, MD-11, B747, B757 and B767 aircraft from passenger to freighter configuration, as well as for the range of supplementary services it offers its customers.

In light of market forecasts of continued grow in the demand for conversion into freighters, IAI estimates that the collaboration with Mexicana will yield projects worth tens of millions of dollars in the coming years. As owners of the supplementary type certificate for the conversion, IAI will retain engineering authority and overall responsibility for the conversions performed at the conversion site.

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