The New Generation Narrowbody Freighter

A new generation born out of proven experience

We are turning the world's best-selling single-aisle passenger aircraft family into the world's best freighter in its class.

Our converted A321 and A320 passenger-to-freighter aircraft offer both the lowest fuel burn in this class, as well as a fully containerized upper and lower deck for the first time in this freighter segment. We use highly reliable, state-of-the-art aircraft technology, with same type ratings for the Airbus family, and offer lower operational costs, and seamless cross-crew operation. Additionally, we offer freighter options according to your operational needs. For the A321/A320 this could be main deck cargo compartment access, several courier area layouts (e.g. for seats, galleys etc.) and more. Our A321P2F is uniquely positioned to replace ageing aircraft types in this class.

A321P2F benefits – the only freighter replacement in its class

  • 9%less fuel burn per ton*
  • 13.5%higher containerized capacity (14+10 full container positions)*
  • 100%all major weight variants covered by our STC
  • 99%random loadability – simply load and unload without balancing heavy/light loads*

* compared to Boeing 757

Product advantages

  • Proven payload: Up to 28 tons (62,000 lbs)​
  • Best in class: 14 full size AAY main deck container positions + 10 AKH position in lower deck ​
  • EFW’s conversion design (STC): covers all weight variants of A321-200
  • Random loading: Minimum ground staff involvement​
  • Optimization: Less operational constraints (fuel restrictions, parcel arrangement etc.) due to optimized weight distribution​
  • Safety: Reduced workload and safe flight operations
  • OEM data: Airbus provides full OEM data support backed by a NTO (non-technical objections)​
  • Support: Holistic customer support  

A320P2F benefits – the best freighter in its class

  • 4%less fuel burn per ton*
  • 18%higher containerized capacity*
  • 50%larger opening surface of doors – all open outwards*
  • 60%less Turn Around Time*

* compared to Boeing 737-800

Conversion process

Our conversion process follows four key steps including major modifications to the entire aircraft and its systems. Step-by-Step becoming a freighter.

  1. De-installation phase

    The passenger and cargo deck areas are completely emptied and removed. This process includes removing interior fittings such as seats with all flight entertainment equipment and cabling, side wall cladding, insulation and floor panels.

  2. Structural phase

    Work on the structure of the aircraft begins. The floor is rebuilt, stringers and frames are replaced or reinforced, the main cargo door is installed, the fuselage is reinforced, and windows and rear passenger doors are locked.

  3. Re-installation phase

    Once the structural changes have been made, we re-install items relevant to freighters. This includes computer systems and electrics, hydraulics, side panels and floors, and the crew rest compartment. At this stage we install our highly flexible Powered Cargo Loading System into the floor.

  4. Test phase

    The final stage sees all systems fully tested. We conduct hundreds of tests, including specific tests for freighters, covering everything from power, through the cargo loading system, to hydraulics and engines. After tests are completed the aircraft is released without the need for dedicated test flights.

Conversion features & modifications

  • Redesigned Crew AreaÜberarbeiteter Crew-Bereich

    The optimized crew area is accessed through the new crew entry door and offers both a new lavatory module and more capacity for the cargo hold. With options such as two additional seats or a galley module, the area offers comfort for the crew.Der stark überarbeitete Crew-Bereich ist durch die neue Crew Entry Door zu erreichen. Die Cockpittür wird vollständig entfernt und ein neues Lavatory-Modul installiert. Optional können zwei zusätzliche Sitze für Frachtbegleiter oder ein Küchenmodul verbaut werden.

  • Rigid Cargo BarrierStarre Trennwand zum Frachtraum

    Designed for loads of up to 9G, the partition separates the upper cargo compartment from the crew, thus increasing safety. A sliding door saves space and offers fast crew access to the main cargo compartment.Die für eine Belastung von bis zu 9G ausgelegte Trennwand grenzt den oberen Frachtraum von der Crew ab. Eine Schiebetür gewährleistet den Zugang zur Fracht während des Fluges.

  • Main Deck Cargo DoorFrachttor für Hauptdeck

    The hydraulically operated cargo door provides large access to the upper cargo deck, with 142” width and 85” height.Das hydraulisch angetriebene Frachttor gibt einen besonders großzügigen Zugang zum oberen Frachtraum.

  • Modified Floor GridModifizierte Fußbodenstruktur

    The existing floor structure is both reinforced and partly replaced with a stronger one. The installed floor panels are specially developed for the cargo application.Die bestehende Fußbodenstruktur wird sowohl verstärkt, als auch durch eine stärkere ersetzt. Die verbauten Fußbodenplatten wurden speziell für die Frachtanwendung entwickelt.

  • Large Cargo CapacityGroße Frachtkapazität

    The A320P2F offers space for 11 containers on the main deck and positions for 7 more in the lower cargo holds. With 14 container positions on the main deck and 10 in the lower cargo holds, the A321P2F has increased cargo capacity in comparison. The Class E cargo hold provides the highest level of operational safety and ensures compliance with fire safety regulations.Der Class E Frachtraum ist mit entsprechenden Wandverkleidungen ausgestattet. Der A320P2F bietet auf dem Hauptdeck Platz für 11 Container und Positionen für 7 weitere in den unteren Frachträumen. Mit 14 Container-Positionen im Hauptdeck und 10 in den unteren Frachträumen weist der A321P2F dem gegenüber eine erhöhte Frachtkapazität auf.

  • Cargo Loading SystemFrachtladesystem

    The manual cargo loading system is used to position and secure the loaded cargo.Das manuelle Frachtladesystem dient der Positionierung und Sicherung der verladenen Fracht.

  • Deactivated Doors & Window PlugsDeaktivierte Türen & Window Plugs

    The unused passenger doors 2R, 3 & 4 are deactivated. On the A321P2F, door 4 is modified and reskinned for extended cargo capacity. The cabin windows will also be closed.Die ungenutzten Passagiertüren 2R, 3 & 4 werden deaktiviert. Beim A321P2F wird die Tür 4 vollständig entfernt und der Bereich neu verschlossen. Die Kabinenfenster werden ebenfalls verschlossen.


Main deck cargo door operation panel

Main deck cargo door

Floor system

Flexible cargo loading

Cargo loading system

Our Cargo Loading System, exclusive to A320/A321P2F single-aisle freighters, sets the bar in container volume. Featuring a unique capability to handle containers or pallets on both upper and lower decks, it optimizes space usage. This streamlined system guarantees swift handling, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

Aircraft data

  A320P2F* A321P2F**
fully containerized volume 158m³ (5,603ft³) 208m³ (7,348ft³)
payload data up to 21 t (46,290lbs) up to 28 t (61,750lbs)
range capability up to 1,850 nm up to 2,050 nm
maximum take-off weight (MTOW) 77 t 93,5 t
maximum landing weight (MLW) 66.0 t 77.8 t
maximum zero fuel weight (MZFW) 62.5 t 73.8 t

* data refer to weight variant 012,** data refer to weight variant 011. EFW covers all A320 and A321 weight variants for conversion.

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Further services

  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

    Learn more about our MRO capabilites for Airbus and defence aircraft

  • Customer Support Service

    Learn more about our worldwide-support for P2F aircraft conversions and 24/7 support for maintenance activities

  • Approvals & Certificates

    Learn more about our company approvals and certified management systems

Contact us

Wolfgang Schmid

Marketing & Sales

Tel:+49 351 8839-2530Email:marketing@efw.aero

Stephanie Aeschlimann

Contracts & Commercial P2F and MRO

Tel:+49 351 8839-2773Email:sales.p2f@efw.aero

Dirk Jähniche

Customer Support P2F & MRO

Tel:+49 351 8839 2767Email:customer.support@efw.aero