Turkmenistan Airways has positioned an order for 2 A330-200 passenger-to-freighter transformed plane, turning into a brand new Airbus buyer.
The order marks the primary time an Airbus plane has been offered in Turkmenistan.
The A330-200P2F will allow the airline to additional develop and increase its worldwide cargo route community.
The deliveries of the plane are deliberate in 2022, making Turkmenistan Airways the primary operator of this sort in Central Asia.
The A330 passenger to freighter conversion programme was launched in 2012 ensuing within the in-time re-delivery of the A330P2F prototype finish of 2017.
The A330P2F programme is a collaboration between ST Engineering Aerospace, Airbus and their three way partnership Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW).
ST Engineering had the programme and technical lead for the engineering improvement section, whereas EFW is the holder and proprietor for all supplemental sort certificates for the present Airbus conversion packages together with for A330P2F and leads the industrialisation section and advertising for these programmes.
Airbus contributes to the programme with the producer knowledge and certification assist.
The A330P2F programme has two variants – the A330-200P2F and A330-300P2F.
The A330-200P2F is an optimum resolution for higher-density freight and longer-range efficiency.
The plane can carry as much as 61 tons of weight to over 7700 kilometres, providing extra cargo quantity and decrease cost-per-ton than different accessible freighter plane varieties with an analogous vary.
As well as, the plane incorporates superior expertise, together with fly-by-wire controls, providing to airways further operational and financial advantages.