Sine Draco Aviation Technology Selects Proponent to Support A321-200 SDF Freighter Conversions

Proponent, Sine Draco | May 05, 2021

Sine Draco Aviation Technology has chosen Proponent as a Tier 1 provider of machined parts and other conversion hardware for Sine Draco's A321 freighter conversion scheme.

Sine Draco's A321-200 SDF turns the famous, fuel-efficient Airbus A321 passenger plane into a highly capable and efficient cargo platform. The conversion allows for a total freight volume of more than 7,600 square feet and a maximum payload capability of 62,000 pounds.

Sine Draco's staff will benefit from Proponent's experience in logistics, purchasing, warehousing, and global supply under the terms of the contract. The collaboration will speed up the A321-200 SDF conversion process and enable customers to reap the benefits of the revolutionary platform as soon as possible.

"It's a pleasure to work with Sine Draco to support this thrilling initiative," said Proponent CCO Jeff Nixon. "The A321-200 SDF conversion is a critical tool that will allow the global aviation industry to meet the increasing demand for freight services with an affordable, capable aircraft."

The first A321-200 SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion is set to launch in mid-2021, with FAA clearance for the platform expected in late 2021 or early 2022. The platform, which is configured to meet the needs of regional and express delivery operators, has 30% more cargo volume than the famous 737-800 freighter.

About Proponent
Proponent, based in Brea, California, is a leading independent global aerospace parts distribution company. In comparison to basic logistics services for airlines, MROs, and OEMs, the organization offers inventory management tools to minimize operational costs and increase supply chain efficiency. Through truly understanding its clients and delivering time-based service advantages, the company's emphasis is on providing outstanding efficiency and value.

About Sine Draco
Since Draco is a multinational company headquartered in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China, with a division in Bellevue, Washington, in the United States. Sine Draco offers management, certification, technological, design, and engineering services to the international commercial aviation industry.

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