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Airbus to join Amazon Air fleet with ten A330-300P2F converted freighters

Amazon Air has signed a firm agreement to lease ten A330-300P2F freighters from Altavair.

The aircraft will be operated for Amazon by Hawaiian Airlines, which has had A330s in its fleet since 2010.

The ten airframes are being converted from passenger aircraft to freighters by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW).

“We’re thrilled to welcome Airbus to our Amazon Air fleet,” said Amazon global air fleet & sourcing director Philippe Karam. “These A330-300s will not only be the first of their kind in our fleet, they’ll also be the newest, largest aircraft for Amazon Air, allowing us to deliver more customer packages with each flight.”

The first A330-300P2F aircraft is expected to join the Amazon Air fleet in late 2023.

“The endorsement of our freighters by Amazon speaks volumes about the market value of the A330 and the position Airbus widebodies are gaining in the cargo market,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International. “Amazon has built a reputation around delivering their goods to our doorsteps with extraordinary speed and consistency, and we’re very proud that our aircraft are trusted to become a key link in that remarkable logistics chain.”

The A330P2F conversion program, launched in 2012, is a collaboration between ST Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW.

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