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Aviation Services

Cargo conversion

Vallairs’ Cargo Conversion Business Unit focuses on providing ‘turn key solutions’ for the conversion of passenger aircraft into freighter aircraft.

Our scope starts with the identification, technical assessment and sourcing of potential conversion candidates. From there, the Vallair team handles all purchasing and financing of the aircraft and the conversion process, and directly manages all technical aspects of the project via its professional and experienced technical support team. Together with our strong partners in conversion design and execution, we ensure a hassle-free delivery of flight-ready aircraft to our global customer base.

Vallair’s partner network includes all of the major conversion design and installation facilities around the world, providing the guarantee of an aircraft delivered customized to its customers’ specifications, but also in the shortest time possible, and in the most cost-effective manner. Vallair’s core competence lies in the conversion of narrow body aircraft, starting with the B737 Classics and New Generation, and now with the A320/A321 family of aircraft, as well as some turbo-prop platforms such as the ATR-72.

In October 2017, Vallair became the launch customer for the conversion of the Airbus A321 passenger to cargo program. This innovative platform set to revolutionize the cargo world, and Vallair’s leading role in it is a testament to Vallair’s ability to grasp and anticipate the market’s needs, and to find ways to create value for its customers. With its experience of the last few years in cargo conversions, Vallair is the central partner for all cargo operators worldwide looking to optimize their operations by reducing operating and acquisition costs and increasing the potential for revenue generation.

With more than 1100 aircraft built in that category, the A321 program is without a doubt a long term effective solution that will support the projected market demand of the next 20 years or more.

The Vallair Cargo Conversion Business Unit greatly benefits from the rest of the Vallair group’s capabilities: from its experience in narrow body trading and leasing, to aircraft MRO, paint, and aerostructures or engine support, Vallair leverage all of its core competencies and creates synergies that translate into real tangible value for its cargo customers.

Our constant focus on extending the life and value of aircraft assets puts us in a strong position to provide the right assets, at the right time, at the right price. It is this relentless pursuit to develop innovative technical and commercial solutions for its customers that makes Vallair an emerging leader in the passenger-to-freighter conversion market.


  • Acquisition of end of life aircraft
  • P2F conversion through partner network
  • MRO/Refurbishment as needed
  • Sale or lease of converted freighters
  • The A321 Opportunity: 20-year demand outlook of 1,100 narrow body freighters, through P2F conversion
  • A321PCF well positioned between B737-800F and B757-200PCF (volume, payload, operating costs)
  • Our customers: ACMI, cargo/charter operators, integrators, e-commerce, lessors, funds, asset managers