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Precision Conversions and Leth & Associates Announce Supplemental Type Certificate Amendment for Maximum Zero Fuel Weight Increase on all 757-200PCFs

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Precision Conversions and Leth & Associates Announce Supplemental Type Certificate Amendment for Maximum Zero Fuel Weight Increase on all 757-200PCFs

Precision Conversions and Leth & Associates Announce Supplemental Type Certificate Amendment for Maximum Zero Fuel Weight Increase on all 757-200PCFs

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Conversions, LLC and Leth & Associates, LLC proudly announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved an amendment to Supplemental Type Certificate (STO1857SE) for a Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase on the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter. In short, the STC now allows for an additional 8,000 lbs (3,628 kg) payload increase for both Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney powered 757-200PCFs above line number 210 and also allows for an additional 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) payload increase for both Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney powered 757-200PCFs below line number 210. The amended weight upgrade STC, developed by Leth & Associates, approves the MZFW increase on the Precision Conversions passenger-to-freighter conversion STC (ST01529SE).

Steven Thomas, Precision Conversions President said, “Due to the significant effort and expertise provided by Leth and Associates, we are now able to offer our customers a full spectrum of weight upgrades that address all of the B757-200 aircraft.” He went on to say, “As a company we are committed to continuous product improvement and now with the expanded weight upgrade program, we are once again demonstrating our commitment.”

Currently, there are twenty-one 757-200PCF conversions being operated around the world. Precision Conversions expects that the majority of current and future customers will want the weight upgraded version of the 757-200PCF because it allows operators to fully capitalize on their revenue generating ability. Due to the specifics of individual aircraft configurations, please contact Precision Conversions to determine if your B757-200 is eligible for the weight upgrade program.

About Precision Conversions, LLC

Precision Conversions, LLC (www.precisionconversions.com) maximizes the utility, service life, revenue potential and residual value of the B757-200 as a freighter for its aircraft Owners and Operators. The company maintains its executive offices and operations in Portland, Oregon with an additional marketing and sales office in North Carolina.

About Leth & Associates, LLC

Leth & Associates, LLC is an engineering company engaged in aircraft certification and modifications. The firm began a relationship with Precision Conversions in 2000 and was instrumental in the loads development, flutter clearance, load-survey testing and certification in support of the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF conversion. The company has been involved in a series of programs, ranging from noise-improvement, to engine conversions, to major structural modifications. The company was founded by Ole Leth in 1981 and has specialized in conversion of passenger aircraft to freighters and weight upgrades, and most notably supported the conversion of the A300-B4, sponsored by Aviation Services, a subsidiary of BAE Systems of the UK. The firm is based in Sammamish, Washington.

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