AVIC XAC Rolls out 1st Fuselage Section of Converted ATR72 Freighter

On July 31, the joint fuselage section of 1st converted ATR72 freighter was rolled out by Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of AVIC.
AVIC XAC has been a supplier of Italian Leonardo for aerostructure of fixed wing aircraft for decades. The roll-out of the 1st piece marked the successful wrap-up for the development stage of ATR72 freighter conversion program, which further strengthen the partnership between AVIC XAC and Leonardo.
A new step-by-step process is introduced during the development stage of the ATR72 freighter program, which will help AVIC XAC hit a first delivery within 14 months.