First A330-300P2F Flight test
Dresden, 2017 October 4 - After several months of preparation, the first A330-300P2F successfully started its test flights at Dresden Airport. Facing unfavorable weather conditions during storm Xavier the first flight only took a few minutes. The second lasted for over 6 hrs. followed by several other flight tests in order to achieve the supplemental type certificate (STC) in 2017.
The A330P2F conversion programme, launched in 2012 is collaboration between Airbus, EFW and ST Aerospace. The A330P2F programme includes two versions – the A330- 200P2F and the larger A330-300P2F. Of the two variants, the larger A330-300P2F is suited for integrators and express carriers due to its high volumetric payload capability with lower-density cargo. Complementing this will be the A330-200P2F, which is optimised for higher-density freight and longer range performance.
DHL Express is the launch customer for the A330-300P2F program and has signed several conversions.
EFW (Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH) is a 55:45 joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, based in Dresden, Germany. EFW combines various aviation and technology activities under one roof, including passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions, maintenance and repair of Airbus aircraft, and the development and manufacturing of flat fibre-reinforced composite components for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family of aircraft. Apart from being the exclusive supplier for composite flat panels to Airbus for all Airbus aircraft, EFW serves as ST Aerospace’s centre for passenger-to-freighter conversions, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as engineering services in Europe, leveraging ST Aerospace’s global network, track record and expertise in aircraft MRO and engineering.
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