The downturn in passenger traffic during the global pandemic has many carriers re-thinking their fleet plans.  One element in long-term planning is alternative uses for aircraft, and how the pandemic drive freighter conversions demand.

Over the last three years, we’ve seen an increase in freighter conversions worldwide, from 58 delivered  in 2019 moving up to 81 in 2020 and to 104 during the first half of 2021, on pace for more than 200 deliveries this year.  The following table shows conversion demand by manufacturer in 2019, 2020, and the first half of 2021.


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