in Business Aviation

DFS completes cargo conversion of Falcon 900B to help deliver masks to North Africa

Posted 3 June 2020 · Add Comment

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) has completed the conversion of a Falcon 900B from passenger configuration to full cargo in record time.

 

The conversion, involving a company-owned aircraft, took eight days from reception of the order to approval by French Civil Aviation authorities, granted under a fast-track exemption. The project entailed stripping passenger seats and furnishings and installing equipment to stow and secure freight. No major modifications to access doors or other systems were undertaken and the conversion is readily reversible back to passenger configuration.

 

The modification involved customer service, engineering and operating teams from DFS as well as test and certification resources from Dassault Aviation.

 

The aircraft is being used to transport fabric needed for the production of face masks to a plant in Eastern Europe and to return completed masks for distribution in France, North Africa and other areas stricken by the Covid-19 pandemic or recovering from the coronavirus lockdown.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates resumes flights to Addis Ababa

Emirates will resume services to Addis Ababa from August 1.

Ghana gets independent accident investigation proposal

Ghana is to establish an Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau through its Aviation Ministry to improve its air safety management.

Dash 8-400 cargo flight crashes in Somalia

A de Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 belonging to Nairobi-based regional airline Bluebird Aviation crash-landed yesterday in Beledweyne in Somalia while carrying humanitarian aid to the city following recent floods.

Aviation recovery may take three years

The commercial aviation industry’s rebound from COVID-19 is underway, with the number of airline flights starting to gradually increase, but widespread recovery could take several years.

MEBAA to display future global business aviation trends

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site.

SAA creditors confirm rescue plan

South African Airlines (SAA) is on track for a relaunch after creditors of loss-making national carrier have approved a rescue plan on which requires at least $596 million in new funding – which now falls on the South African government to

See us at