EgyptAir Cargo plans to add third A330-200P2F in 3Q19

EgyptAir Cargo, which already operates two A330-200P2Fs, is preparing to take redelivery of a third A330-200P2F (610) from EFW in 3Q19.  Beyond the three, the carrier is planning to convert up to four additional A330s currently operating in EgyptAir's passenger fleet. EgyptAir told Cargo Facts that it will ultimately consider adding a total of five […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 10, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-February

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 18, 2019

EFW redelivers first A330-200P2F to EgyptAir Cargo

On 3 August, EgyptAir Cargo took redelivery of the first A330-200 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft from EFW, the MRO and conversion joint venture of ST Aerospace Engineering and Airbus. EgyptAir initially signed on as EFW’s launch customer with an order for two of the converted freighters in late 2014 and has since confirmed an order for a third, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 6, 2018

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

Freighter aircraft transactions through May 2018

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 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

First A330-200 enters freighter conversion

EFW inducted the first A330-200 for conversion to freighter configuration. The Chairman of EgyptAir Cargo (a pilot himself) flew it from Cairo to Dresden. And the plane actually carried revenue cargo on the flight – EFW tells Cargo Facts that with the cabin removed, the aircraft needed ballast, and, rather than use sandbags, EgyptAir loaded it with […]
  • David Harris
  • April 19, 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