Freight Egypt Air Cargo receives first A330-200P2F
Egypt Air has taken delivery of the first ever A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter converted aircraft.
The A330-200 with the registration SU-GCE was converted by the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), which is a joint-venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus. After its introduction into passenger operations in 2004, Egypt Air decided to convert a first A330-200 into a cargo aircraft. The aircraft will add capacity to Egypt Air Cargo’s current fleet existing of three A300 Freighter. Beside the first A330-200P2F, Egypt Air Cargo is waiting for a second freighter of the same type and has additionally ordered two smaller Airbus A320P2F.
The A330P2F program was launched in 2012 as a joint project of Airbus and ST Engineering. As several airlines replace their aging A330 passenger fleet, aircraft become available to be converted into cargo aircraft. The larger A330-300P2F was delivered to the launch customer DHL in 2017. The A330P2F can carry up to 61 metric tonnes of structural payload over up to 3,900 nautical miles, while offering significant volumetric capabilities with up to 26 main deck and up to 32 lower deck positions.
The aircraft was converted in Dresden, Germany where the EFW operates a huge hangar. Beside other business units, EFW is specialized in freighter conversions for the Airbus A300, A310, A320 and A330 family.
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