Elbe Flugzeugwerke’s (EFW) latest passenger to freighter aircraft has made its maiden flight.
The A320P2F, which took off at ST Engineering’s facilities in Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore yesterday, complements EFW’s existing freighter converted Airbus aircraft, which include the A321P2F, A330-300P2F and A330-200P2F.
The A320P2F has a cargo capacity of 10 ULD containers and one pallet position in the main deck, and seven ULD containers on the lower deck.
The freighter solutions offers 21 tonnes of payload over 1.800nm and up to 2.560nm with 17 tonnes, making it “the ideal narrowbody freighter aircraft in all established general freight and express markets”.
The aircraft also features fly-by-wire cockpit commonality with the A330 widebody family of passenger and freighter aircraft.
Other notable features include: a main-deck cargo door in the forward fuselage on the left side; a 9G rigid cargo barrier with a lightweight and durable design; a light-weight cargo lining; a manually operated cargo loading system with full support of industry standard narrowbody ULDs; reinforced floor panels & floor grid; and a Class-E cargo compartment.