NANCHANG, China and BELLEVUE, Wash., April8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Sine Draco Aviation Development Ltd. (“Sine Draco“) today announced the selection of AVIC Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation (SACC), located in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, for manufacturing of the main deck cargo door and surround for its prototype A321 passenger to freighter conversion (A321-200 SDF). AVIC SACC is a subsidiary of state-owned aircraft manufacturer Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) focusing on the design and manufacture of civilian aircraft and complex aerostructures. Sine Draco expects FAA approval of its A321-200 SDF late in the first quarter of 2022.
Sine Draco A321-200 SDF Rendering
The Sine Draco A321-200 SDF passenger to freighter conversion offers the optimal economic solution for the next generation narrow body freighter. Its design includes installation of a 142-inch-wide by 86-inch-high main deck cargo door, Class E main deck cargo compartment with fourteen 88 inch by 125 inch container positions. The lower cargo compartments can also accommodate ten containers, with the A321 being the first airplane type in the narrow body freighter class with this capability.
“The selection and partnership with Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation demonstrates the great confidence Sine Draco has in SACC's commitment to world-class aerospace manufacturing,“ says Sine Draco's Chief Executive Officer, Alex Deriugin. “SACC is known as an international leader in manufacturing of aircraft and complex aerostructures supporting airplane programs to the global aviation industry.“