SINGAPORE ENGINEERING (SIAEC), the maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of national airline Singapore Airlines, has become only the second company to offer conversions for the Boeing 747-400 from passenger to freighter configuration. This expansion of the business, the first time SIAEC has ventured into the conversion market, is part of a new strategy to offer a complete suite of services to the airline industry at its Singapore Changi International Airport maintenance hub. The conversion work will take place in a new facility adjacent to its current hangars, which is currently under construction. SIAEC has already secured a launch customer for its conversion programme after Singapore Airlines agreed to sell five of its B747-400 fleet to expanding Hong Kong carrier, Dragonair. Up to four of these aircraft will be converted by SIAEC and will be progressively delivered to the airline from 2006 to 2008.