August 6, 2018
Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of an Airbus A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW).
The aircraft completed test flights in June and was awarded Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) in July.
The A330P2F programme was launched in 2012 and is a collaboration between ST Engineering Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW.
ST Engineering Aerospace is the programme and technical lead for the engineering development phase, responsible for applying for the STCs from the EASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Airbus contributes to the programme with OEM data and certification support, while EFW leads the industrialisation phase as well as sales and marketing for the freighter conversion programme.
Egyptair Cargo has ordered three A330-200P2Fs, and the A330P2F can carry up to 61 tonnes of structural payload over 3,900 nautical miles, while offering 26 main deck and up to 32 lower deck positions.
Source: (Air Cargo Week)