Freight ST Engineering, Airbus and EFW Redeliver A321P2F to BBAM
Elbe Flugzeugwerke has announced, that it has successfully redelivered the first Airbus A321P2F to leasing company BBAM.
Elbe Flugzeugwerke, a joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus, has announced that it has successfully redelivered the first Airbus A321P2F cargo aircraft to leasing company BBAM. The aircraft will be leased to British charter airline Titan Airways.
The passenger-to-freighter A321 is the first cargo aircraft for the airline and underlines a milestone in the company´s cargo business. In total, Titan Airways has committed to three of the aircraft, with the second unit due to be delivered to the carrier this month.
Steve Zissis, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBAM said: “ST Engineering, Airbus and EFW’s A321P2F programme delivers strongly in the areas of innovativeness and value enhancement. We are pleased to partner with them and our customer, Titan Airways on a solution that fully meets our customer’s requirements and drives value for our investors."
Alastair Willson, Managing Director of Titan Airways, added: “We are delighted to take delivery of our first A321P2F from BBAM and EFW [...] Titan Airways has over 32 years of successful freight and passenger operations, and has been an Airbus operator since 2013. The A321P2F will enable us to utilise all the benefits of this type into our air freight activities including best-in-class economics, reduced noise, a lower carbon footprint and real time health monitoring, ensuring the highest levels of reliability.”
The A321P2F, which was being developed by Elbe Flugzeugwerke, is the first aircraft in its size to offer containerised loading in both the main and lower deck. In total, the aircraft has 24 container position and has a proven gross payload of over 28 metric tons.
It is also the only OEM solution for the popular Airbus A321 aircraft and also ensures lifecycle value. At the end of October 2020, EFW celebrated the delivery of the world´s first A321P2F aircraft to Australia Post operated by Qantas.
This latest delivery shows the demand for the aircraft, especially in times like these. To meet this rising demand for the A321P2F. ST Engineering plans to set up additional conversion sites in China, Germany and the United States to ramp up its conversion capacity to 25 slots p.a. by 2023.
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