ATSG enters commitment with EFW for 29 A330P2F conversions

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has committed to a total of 29 Airbus A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions ©EFW

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has committed to a total of 29 Airbus A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion slots with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), centre of excellence for Airbus freighter conversions and a joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus. The commitment reflects a strategic step by ATSG to diversify its existing in-service fleet of 117 aircraft with the addition of next-generation wide-body freighters.

The A330P2F conversions for ATSG will be performed from mid-2023 through 2027 mainly at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany and at a new conversion site to be set up in Shanghai, China. Multiple conversions will be carried out in parallel.

Similar to the latest conversion programmes, the A321P2F and A320P2F, the A330P2F programme is a collaboration between ST Engineering, Airbus and EFW, which is leading the overall programme as well as marketing and sales efforts. To meet the rising demand for freighter conversions, ST Engineering and EFW are setting up new conversion sites in China and the US this year and are ramping up conversion capacity for all their Airbus P2F programmes to about 60 slots per year by 2024.

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