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EFW and Turkish Technic to collaborate on A330P2F conversions

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Dana Ermolenko
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Elbe Flugzeugwerke, center of excellence for Airbus Passenger-to-Freighter conversions and Turkish Technic, announced a new collaboration in A330P2F conversions.The collaboration will see to Turkish Technic becoming the first MRO company to provide third party conversion solutions for the proven and technologically advanced A330P2F program by EFW. The first A330P2F conversion for EFW is planned to be carried out at Turkish Technic’s facility in Istanbul in 3Q 2023.

Jordi Boto, CEO of EFW, commented: “We have a growing P2F order book which mirrors a strong market demand for Airbus freighter conversions, with the A330P2F program being increasingly considered as the preferred next-generation platform in the medium to widebody category.Through our collaboration with Turkish Technic, which has deep experience in maintaining Airbus aircraft, we will ensure meeting our customer commitments in a robust manner.”

Turkish Technic Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, said: "As the air cargo sector is experiencing extremely strong and steady growth, conversions have become an efficient solution to meet operator's needs, thus creating an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers, MROs, airlines and leasing companies. We are happy to cooperate with EFW in their A330P2F program. Passenger-to-freighter conversions require a combination of industry-leading expertise, structural skills and operational excellence. With extensive know-how and close collaboration with suppliers, we are always well equipped to provide technical services and solutions for our customers. We look forward to expanding our partnership further with EFW."

EFW’s A330P2F program is developed in collaboration with ST Engineering and Airbus, with EFW holding the Supplemental Type Certificate and leading in the overall program as well as marketing & sales efforts. The A330P2F program comes with two variants – the A330-200P2F and A330-300P2F – which are both equipped with advanced technology that offers airlines additional operational and economic benefits. The A330-200P2F can carry a gross payload of up to 61 tons of weight to over 7.700 km, while the larger A330-300P2F can carry a gross payload of up to 63 tons and a containerized volume of up to ~18.581ft3 (~526m3).

To meet the rising demand for freighter conversions, ST Engineering and EFW have set up new conversion sites in China and the U.S. in the last one to two years to ramp up total conversion capacity for all their Airbus P2F programs comprising the A330P2F, A320P2F and A321P2F.



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