Turkish Technic achieves milestone with first A330P2F conversion

Aircraft is scheduled for re-delivery by mid-2024 to Air Transport Service Group (ATSG)

Turkish Technic achieves milestone with first A330P2F conversion
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Turkish Technic, a conversion partner of Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), achieved a key milestone when it successfully performed the upper frame shell (UFS) cut-out for the very first converted A330P2F at the Istanbul facilities.

The aircraft is scheduled to be re-delivered mid-2024 to Air Transport Service Group (ATSG), says a release from EFW.

Turkish Technic is the most recent conversion house supporting the passenger-to-freighter Airbus conversion programmes of EFW with nine conversion sites on three continents. “We are glad to have Turkish Technic with its deep experience in maintaining Airbus aircraft on board,” says Jordi Boto, CEO, EFW.

Mikail Akbulut, CEO, Turkish Technic adds: "We are happy to reach this milestone on the first conversion as we partner with EFW to meet high level demand in the market. We're looking forward to providing the best possible performance for our customers with our extensive structural and avionic modification capabilities.”

ATSG committed, in 2022, to a total of 29 Airbus A330P2F conversions with EFW, the centre of excellence for Airbus freighter conversions and a joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus. "The commitment reflects a strategic step diversifying the existing in-service fleet of 117 aircraft with the addition of next generation wide-body freighters."

Paul Chase, Chief Commercial Officer, ATSG says: “The A330 will provide a solution to ATSG customers seeking a freighter that offers both operational and economic benefits."

EFW's A330P2F programmes come with two variants – the A330-200P2F and the 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 60 tonnes to over 7.700 km while the larger A330-300P2F can carry a gross payload of up to 62 tonnes and a containerised volume of up to ~18.581ft3 (~526m3), the release added.

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