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Precision Conversions knows a thing or two about modifying aircraft, having just delivered its eighth cargo-configured 747-200 to Cygnus Air in Madrid. Four aircraft went to Icelandair, two to Shanghai Airlines and one to Ethiopian Air Cargo.
The Beaverton, Ore., modification specialist now is working on its first of seven 757-200s for VarigLog, the cargo business and owner of Brazilian national carrier Varig. Precision is negotiating with an unnamed operator for seven additional 757 conversions.
Boeing launched the 757-200 conversion program in 1999 with an order from DHL to convert 44 former British Airways aircraft to freighters. Precision came into the …