Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), a joint venture of ST Engineering and Airbus, struck a contract with Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines for passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion of two A330-300 aircraft.
The first A330 aircraft has been inducted for conversion on 1 April, whilst modifications for the second aircraft will commence in 2022. Conversions will be carried out at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany.
The two new converted freighters will complement MNG Airline’s current Airbus fleet and add further capacity to its network. It currently has four converted A300-600RF and one factory-produced A330-200F.
EFW notes that the A330-300P2F provides best-in-class versatility and about 23 percent more volume than its closest rival B767-300ER. Depending on the weight variants, the conversion freighter can offer a gross payload of up to 63 tonnes per flight and a range capability of up to 3,600 nautical miles.