EFW is reported to have selected an ex-Malaysia Airlines A330-300 (116) as the prototype aircraft in its A330 passenger-to-freighter conversion program.
EFW, the MRO and conversion arm of the Airbus Group (now 35% owned by ST Aerospace), announced early this year that Egyptair Cargo would be the launch customer for the program, with an order for two A330-200 P-to-F conversions, but at the same time confirmed that the -300 variant would be the first to be converted, with the -200 following a year later. No orders for -300 conversions have so far been announced.
If you are interested in more information on the A330 P-to-F program, and the state of the entire widebody freighter conversion market, join us at Cargo Facts Asia in Hong Kong 21 – 22 April, where we will offer a session titled “Widebody Freighters at the Crossroads.” The session will include a discussion of whether the recent modest uptick in orders for widebody P-to-F conversions (A300-600s, 767-300s, and A330-200s) is the beginning of a trend or just a short-term phenomenon.
One of the speakers on the session will be Airbus VP Freighters Andreas Herman (also featured in the short video below).
For more information, or to register, visit the Cargo Facts Asia website.