Airhub Aviation has deployed its second passenger to Zero LOPA-configured aircraft into its fleet.
The A340-300, which has had its interiors removed, will be deployed on long-haul routes to carry cargo between Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
“The induction of a second A340 in Zero LOPA Configuration will offer our clients additional capacity to accommodate the cargo demand, which is showing no sign of slowing,” said Airhub Aviation’s commercial vice president Husam Kharoufah.
“Furthermore, Airhub Aviation is in the last stages of getting the FAA exemption to carry cargo in our cabin from/to the USA – one of the largest cargo markets in the world. That will enable our customers to meet their needs and explore new opportunities.
“We are continuously looking to expand our fleet, as we expect to have three additional A340s in Zero LOPA configuration, two Airbus A330, and six 737-800 by summer 2022. The configuration of A330 will depend on the market dynamics.”
Airhub Aviation’s current fleet consists of three A320 aircraft in 180Y passenger configuration and two A340s in Zero LOPA configuration.
The conversion of both A340 units was completed by Aviatic MRO at its facilities in Siauliai International Airport (SQQ), in Lithuania.
Aviatic MRO’ chief technical officer Romas Zakys added: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Airhub Aviation and convert their second Airbus A340 unit after converting the first A340 unit, which demonstrates the trust granted to our team. The converted aircraft has a maximum volume capacity of 250 m3 subjected to its density and max cargo weight of 56 tons.”