CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing , on 16 May announced the re-delivery of China’s first-ever converted A330 P2F aircraft on lease to its customer, Sichuan Airlines.
The A330 was converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) with Shanghai Technologies Aerospace Company Limited (STARCO) at its facilities in Shanghai Pudong. This is the first conversion of its type for EFW to be completed in China.
The freighter, equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was delivered to Sichuan Airlines on 15 May 2023, becoming the inaugural A330 P2F in the carrier’s fleet. CDB Aviation also has two A320 aircraft on lease to the airline.
CDB Aviation said it was one of the first lessors to secure conversion commitments for the A330 P2F. The company has contracted 14 conversion slots with EFW since its entry into the industry in 2022.