CARGO TRAFFIC IS GROWING AT A steady clip and airlines are eager to acquire aging passenger aircraft for conversion to freighters. Demand is high. Slots for modifications have been reserved well in advance and are sold out at several conversion providers for the next couple of years. But there's one slight problem: A paucity of available, affordable used passenger planes to convert, placing conversion providers in something of a holding pattern. They're hunkering down for what many believe ...

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