Independent MRO, Caerdav, is underlining its ambitious plans for growth by moving into the rapidly expanding cargo conversion market.
With aircraft across the globe continuing to be grounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, belly capacity on passenger flights has been significantly reduced, increasing demand for dedicated cargo freighters. With uncertainty in the passenger sector set to continue, the number of aircraft primed and ready for the conversion market is on the rise.
Bruce Dickinson, Chairman of Caerdav, says: “In addition to our own world-class MRO facility, we have access to a huge pool of local, experienced engineering talent – making the move into cargo conversions the next logical step for the business.
“With an ability to offer end-of-lease, C-checks and other Part-145 maintenance work, Caerdav will become a ‘one stop shop’ for all aspects of the industry, it’s a very exciting proposition.”
In its most recent update, Boeing predicted a need for 930 production freighters and 1,500 passenger-to-freighter conversions in the next 20 years. With Airbus making similar predictions, the opportunities in the sector should secure long-term revenue for the business.
Caerdav Group CEO, Joachim Jones, adds: “Caerdav is an ambitious company that is always looking forward, and cargo conversions are an achievable, viable and profitable string to add to our bow.
“We’re proud to continue to play such an important role in the UK aviation industry, and as we expand into this new venture it will be rewarding to create more local jobs and opportunities.”
Caerdav is now actively seeking airlines, leasing companies, cargo carriers and STC holders to work with the company as part of this new endeavour.
Notes to editor:
Caerdav is a fully-approved and certified MRO and pilot training company based at the St Athan – Cardiff Airport Aerospace Enterprise Zone in South Wales, United Kingdom.
Operating from a former RAF maintenance base equipped with 6,000ft ILS runway and parking for up to 20 narrow-bodied airliners, Caerdav specialises in MRO work for Airbus 320s and Boeing 737s, and provides complete training for airline pilots and cabin crew.