EGYPTAIR Cargo has taken delivery of an Airbus A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), reports London's Air Cargo News.
For Egyptair, the order is part of plans to expand its fleet and launch new services.
This comes after test flights in June and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (EC) in July.
The A330 conversion programme is the successor to the Boeing 767 programme, which will begin to see feedstock dry up over the coming years just as A330s reach the right age for conversion.
The A330P2F conversion programme, launched in 2012, is a collaboration between Singapore's ST Engineering Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW.
'The timely re-delivery of MSN 600 is a result of the excellent spirit of cooperation between the partners EFW, ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus and the remarkable support by EASA, Launch Customer Egyptair and the EC. To date Egyptair Cargo has firm orders for three A330-200P2F units,' said the joint statement.
ST Engineering Aerospace, as the programme and technical lead for the engineering development phase, is responsible for applying for the STCs from EASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (F).
Airbus contributes to the programme with OEM data and certification support, while EFW leads the industrialisation phase as well as sales and marketing for the freighter conversion programme.
The re-delivery of the A330-200P2F marks the successful inauguration of the all new A330P2F family with the larger -300P2F being certified and delivered to Launch Customer DHL by end of 2017.
'Both types are ideal aircraft for serving the international regional and medium range cargo and e-commerce express markets,' EFW said.