Mammoth quietly drops trade secrets theft lawsuit

By the Leeham News Team Oct. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: Mammoth Conversions quietly dropped its long-running trade secrets lawsuit against Sequoia Conversions, a competitor, for alleged trade secrets theft. Mammoth and Sequoia settled and dropped the lawsuit,… Read More

KMC’s “low risk” 777 P2F approach struggles to get traction

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins August 21, 2023, © Leeham News: Converting Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to freighters has been fraught with challenges. One need only ask longtime P2F provider IAI, whose debut -300ER freighter has flown only… Read More

P2F conversion constrained by feedstock, certification issues

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 3, 2023, © Leeham News: As the supply chain chaos of the past two years finally winds down, the air cargo industry is trying to prepare for future growth. IAI’s first 777… Read More

HOTR: Boeing ponders 777-300ER P2F program, again

By the Leeham News team Jan. 19, 2023, © Leeham News: Already well behind the 8 ball in delivering 787s, Boeing quietly advised some customers recently that they may see yet another delay—this one up to 15 months…. Read More

Pontifications: Boeing vows to maintain freighter dominance

June 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the jet freighter market from the dawn of the jet age. It aims to keep its dominance. But for the first time since the collapse of McDonnell Douglas in 1997,… Read More

Pontifications: NIAR WERX joins with Precision Aircraft Solutions for A321, 757, MD-87 conversions

May 30, 2022, © Leeham News: NIAR WEXR, the aerospace research arm of Wichita State University (WSU), will join with Precision Aircraft Solutions for passenger-to-freighter and MRO for the Airbus A321, Boeing 757, and the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas)… Read More

AvWeek MRO Event: Kansas Mod lands first 777-300ER P2F order

April 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Kansas Modification Center/NIAR WERX won an order for three conversions from Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to freighters from Backbone Freighter Leasing, an affiliation of Dr. Peters Group, a European lessor. Backbone also… Read More