Mesa, the aircraft maintenance and engineering company of Hi Fly’s group, has completed another cabin modification in its hangar at Beja Airport, this time of Hi Fly’s Airbus A330 9H-HFA.

The cabin modification involved the conversion of the A330 from cargo to passenger configuration, returning the aircraft to its original two-class cabin layout of 249 seats (46 business and 203 economy).

The work lasted seven days and involved the removal, installation and activation of several items, equipment and systems. First, cargo marks, EFPL blanking tape, painted carpet segments, cover plates from the floor and previously installed or relocated emergency equipment items were removed. Second, carpet segments on the modified area were replaced to proceed with the installation of all seats, curtains, partitions, doghouses and emergency equipment items. Finally, the electrical and oxygen systems that had been disabled in cargo configuration were re-activated.

The conversion was handled by strictly following certified documentation to guarantee the continuous airworthiness of the aircraft in post-configuration.

Mesa is an EASA Part-145 maintenance organization, with stations in Lisbon, Beja, Delhi, Mumbai, Anchorage, Cape Town, Brisbane, Santiago de Chile and Hanoi. The company is oriented to perform maintenance worldwide on Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380 and BOMBARDIER CL-600-2B16.