Turkish Technic is to become the first third-party conversion house for Elbe Flugzeugwerke’s (EFW) A330P2F programme, after the companies signed an agreement to that effect.
The first A330P2F conversion for EFW is expected to be carried out at Turkish Technic’s facility in Istanbul in the third quarter of 2023.
“We have a growing P2F order book which mirrors a strong market demand for Airbus freighter conversions, with the A330P2F programme being increasingly considered as the preferred next-generation platform in the medium to widebody category,” said EFW’s CEO Jordi Boto. “Through our collaboration with Turkish Technic, which has deep experience in maintaining Airbus aircraft, we will ensure meeting our customer commitments in a robust manner.”
Turkish Technic’s chairman of the board Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat commented: “As the air cargo sector is experiencing extremely strong and steady growth, conversions have become an efficient solution to meet operator’s needs, thus creating an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers, MROs, airlines and leasing companies.
“We are happy to cooperate with EFW in their A330P2F programme. Passenger-to-freighter conversions require a combination of industry-leading expertise, structural skills and operational excellence. With extensive know-how and close collaboration with suppliers, we are always well equipped to provide technical services and solutions for our customers. We look forward to expanding our partnership further with EFW.”
EFW’s A330P2F programme is developed in collaboration with ST Engineering and Airbus, with EFW holding the Supplemental Type Certificate and leading in the overall programme as well as marketing & sales efforts. The A330P2F programme comes with two variants – the A330-200P2F and A330-300P2F.