EFW inducts 777 into Dresden facility for DHL freighter conversion

On Tuesday evening, 777 arrived at EFW's Dresden facility where it was inducted for conversion to freighter configuration. Not a "777" airframe, but rather an A330-300 with MSN 777 (ex-China Eastern Airlines) [FAT 005033]. Following conversion, the aircraft will be the fourth A330 to be converted and enter service on behalf of DHL Express, operated […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 27, 2019

EFW secures A330-200P2F STC, EgyptAir delivery coming soon

EFW, the MRO and conversion joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, received supplemental type certification (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its A330-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion program and expects to redeliver the first aircraft to launch customer EgyptAir next month. EgyptAir signed on as the launch customer for the conversion program in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 20, 2018

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flights have followed, and EFW says […]
  • David Harris
  • October 10, 2017

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. Today with finish with […]
  • David Harris
  • April 14, 2017

Egyptair signs launch order for A330 P-to-F conversion program

EFW, the conversion and MRO arm of the Airbus Group, signed an agreement with Egyptair to convert two of the carrier’s A330-200 passenger aircraft to freighter configuration. The deal ends almost three years of speculation about a launch customer for the program, which was first announced in February 2012. Much of that speculation centered around […]
  • David Harris
  • December 10, 2014

The changing freighter fleet

It’s been a busy month for freighter aircraft transactions. Regular visitors to this site will have seen a steady stream of reports chronicling the resurgence in demand for medium widebody freighters. Amerijet International, Cargojet, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways have all ordered or acquired freighter-converted 767-300s. And while there have been no recent orders for […]
  • David Harris
  • June 9, 2014