KANSAS MOD CENTER AND ITS TEAM
The market for a larger, more fuel-efficient freighter conversion is obvious. The Boeing 777-300ER is an ideal choice to meet the need, as rising numbers of the jetliners leave passenger operations after decades of service.
The team at Kansas Mod Center has the experience, expertise, resources, facilities and location to make our B777-300ERCF a reality. We have the agility to have the P2F conversion certified and flying by mid-2024 as promised.
KMC and its key partners are located within minutes of every aspect of the conversion process, fostering communication, efficiency and a trusted supply chain. We have and leverage deep legacy connections in the industry.
Led by KMC President Jim Gibbs, we have recruited a highly capable team to perform our P2F conversion. Our key partners are NIAR WERX, which provides engineering and other services, and Dynamic NC, which produces parts for our modifications.
A division of the Wichita-based National Institute for Aviation Research, NIAR WERX is a supplier of design, production and testing of aircraft and components. NIAR WERX draws on Wichita’s deep aviation – and Boeing – engineering and manufacturing expertise. It not only designs the work for challenging projects but performs it as well.
AMONG THE RESOURCES NIAR WERX PROVIDES
- 350-plus engineers averaging 25 years of experience each
- 135-plus mechanics averaging over 20 years of experience each
- Skills including avionics, flight test, hydraulics, powerplants & certification
- Close, productive relationship with the FAA
Based in nearby Rose Hill, Dynamic NC has a 153,000-square-foot machining and manufacturing facility producing complex aerospace parts and assemblies. It has longstanding client relationships with Boeing, Sikorsky, Bell, Gulfstream and other OEMs.
A PAST SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR, DYNAMIC NC PROVIDES THE PROJECT
- Manufacturing and subassembly
The Bigger Picture
The end result of Kansas Mod Center’s conversion program is, of course, a cost-effective 777-300ERCF that flies farther on less fuel. But the goal is broader than that.
IT’S A PROJECT
- Revitalizing the aviation aftermarket sector in Wichita
- Helping train the next generation of aviation professionals
- Expanding the aircraft-building legacy of Wichita, long regarded as the Air Capital