Aviation industry experts meet at the ISTAT Freighter Forum in Dresden

The ISTAT Freighter Forum conference will take place for the first time in Germany, Dresden on June 20, 2024. 

ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading) is an international association with around 5,000 members worldwide who are involved in the manufacture, maintenance, operation, trading, financing and other activities related to commercial aircraft.

Over 150 ISTAT members take part in the ISTAT Freighter Conference Dresden, including representatives from aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Embraer and Boeing, participants from express freight companies DHL, FedEx and Amazon, and delegates from some of the largest aircraft leasing companies such as AerCap and BBAM. In addition, 28 airlines will use this networking opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current and future freight aircraft. Representatives of Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) will also take part in the Freighter Forum with conference contributions. 

The conference program also includes factory tours at EFW, which give the trade audience an insight into the production of A330 freighters at the leading converter of Airbus freight aircraft.

Participants of the ISTAT Freighter Forum conference 2024 in front of an EFW aircraft

About EFW

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), a subsidiary of ST Engineering and Airbus, is one of the largest industrial companies in Saxony with headquarters in Dresden. EFW employs around 2,200 people, achieved sales of around 600 million euros in 2023 and is on a sustainable growth path. EFW is the world market leader in the conversion of Airbus passenger-to-cargo aircraft (P2F) and oversees the production of the new generation of freighters at nine locations on three continents. Customers are international airlines and leasing companies, including the largest express air freight companies in North America and Europe such as DHL or airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo. The company is an expert in maintenance on commercial and military aircraft, such as the NH90 helicopters for the German Armed Forces. As the world's largest manufacturer of floor panels for aircraft and many other lightweight products, EFW ensures that over 13,500 Airbus aircraft are in the air equipped with solutions 'Made in Saxony'.

Media Contact

Anke Lemke

Head of Communications
Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH

Tel:+49 351 8839 2516Email:anke.lemke@efw.aero