EFW’s first A330-300P2F flights
October 11, 2017: The first A330-300P2F successfully started its test flights at Dresden Airport after several months of preparation. Facing unfavorable weather conditions during storm Xavier the first flight only took a few minutes. The second lasted for over 6 hrs followed by several other flight tests in order to achieve the supplemental type certificate (STC) in 2017.
The A330P2F conversion programme, launched in 2012 is collaboration between Airbus, EFW and ST Aerospace. The A330P2F programme includes two versions – the A330-200P2F and the larger A330-300P2F. Of the two variants, the larger A330-300P2F is suited for integrators and express carriers due to its high volumetric payload capability with lower-density cargo. Complementing this will be the A330-200P2F, which is optimised for higher-density freight and longer range performance.
DHL Express is the launch customer for the A330-300P2F programme and has signed several conversions.