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Precision Conversions 757-200PCF Freighters Achieve 100% Reliability.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Precision Conversions, LLC announced that its two converted 757-200PCF Freighters delivered to Icelandair (tail numbers TF-FID and TF-FIE) have achieved one hundred (100%) percent reliability for the last two months. The aircraft, owned by AWAS are on lease to Icelandair and are the first aircraft delivered to the company by Precision Conversions.

Arnor Thorhallsson, Icelandair Engineering Manager said, "The two B757-200PCF's have performed well to date and better than our expectations. During the initial month of operation, the proving period for the design, there were a couple of incidents that required Precision Conversions' support of which we were pleased with the timely response and swift follow on action to enhance the design for our operational purposes." Mr. Thorhallsson went on to say that, "During the last two months neither aircraft has experienced any conversion related delays and we continue to be satisfied by Precision Conversions' support of the product and the reliability of the ANCRA cargo handling system."

As part of the company's product support program, Precision Conversions, in cooperation with its customers, keeps a close eye on the reliability statistics for the 757-200 PCF freighter aircraft in order to further enhance the design and ensure its product is continually performing to company design standards.

Brian McCarthy, Precision Conversions' Vice President of Marketing and Sales stated, "The ultimate success of our customers is weighed in terms of reliability and we are pleased with the performance of our product to date and could not ask for a better customer or proving ground for our B757-200PCF conversion."

The Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter features 15 full pallet positions in addition to maximum structural payloads of 68,000 to 72,000 pounds (subject to variant) with 6,600 cubic feet of cargo space on its main deck. An additional 1,770 cubic feet of cargo space is available in the lower holds located forward and aft of the wing. Through attention to engineering and design, the Precision Conversions freighter has the lowest empty operating weight of any other 757 freighter in production today. The conformity aircraft's Operating Empty Weight was confirmed at 116,041lbs (52,635kg). The 757-200PCF freighter requires only a two-person flight crew and with the high-bypass-ratio engines, the dedicated freighter offers significant operational savings over many older freight-carrying aircraft.

About Precision Conversions, LLC

Precision Conversions, LLC (www.precisionconversions.com) develops, engineers, integrates, certifies, and markets aircraft modifications that improve the performance, utility and flight efficiencies of air transport aircraft. The company was established, by Erickson Group, Ltd. and Wagner Ventures, Inc and maintains its corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
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