Altavair widebody fleet purchase could accelerate A330P2F conversions

Seattle-based Altavair signed a $1 billion agreement to acquire thirty-eight widebody aircraft currently owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways. The acquisition includes sixteen 777-300ERs, sixteen A330-200s and six A330-300s. Altavair is considering freighter conversion as an option for the A330s, a move that could quickly accelerate the introduction of A330P2Fs. Although a large market has […]

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

The A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program launched last year by EFW, the conversion and MRO joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review. The next step will be completion of the Critical Design Review, whitch EFW says it expects “in the coming months.” The A321 P2F will be the first of […]

A330 P2F conversion begins

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 […]
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