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IPR delivers first LCD and structural tube conversion

IPR delivers first LCD and structural tube conversion

IPR Conversions has re-delivered its first large cargo door (LCD) and structural tube conversion to Summit Air based in Yellowknife, Canada – an ATR72-202 Freighter.

The company says this was converted by IPR’s partner ASI-Maintenance in Toulouse-Francazal, France, and marks the first IPR-converted LCD aircraft since the the purchase of the supplemental type certificate from Alenia last year.

Summit Air has also booked an additional ATR72 LCD conversion slot for 2017 and is considering enlarging its ATR fleet in the future.

The conversion, MSN444, is equipped with an Ancra Cargo Loading System (CLS) allowing five 88″x108″ containers to be loaded. IPR also offers ABZ containers specially designed to optimise the additional volume provided the IPR structural tube, increasing the containerised volume.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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