EFW hits conversion milestone and delivers freighter to MNG Airlines

MNG Airlines has received its second A330-300P2F from EFW. Photo: EFW

Conversion house Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has hit a milestone with the completion of 20 A330-300 passenger to freighter conversions (P2F) and the second A330P2F for MNG Airlines.

This second A330-300P2F has been re-delivered to Turkey-based MNG and is scheduled for starting commercial operations in the coming days, said EFW in a press release on September 9.

EFW said: “During the past 7 month, the EFW team converted the aircraft from a passenger-to-freighter (P2F) solution.

“With this re-delivery, our A330P2F conversion program also hit another important mark: TC-MCN is the 20th Airbus wide body conversion freighter, which will be up in the skies on its mission for high-performance deliveries of air cargo – sustainable and at lower costs compared to other available freighter aircraft types in this size segment.”

The first conversion freighter of MNG Airlines has been operating since the end of last year. Since then, it has completed nearly 3,000 flight hours and carried more than 12,000 tons of cargo maintaining a sustainable network between China, Turkey and Europe.

“I am delighted to receive our second A330-300 aircraft from EFW’s facilities,” said Sedat Özkazanç, general manager of MNG Airlines. “With TC-MCN we will serve a wide range of customers and routes, both scheduled and charter.”

MNG Airlines A330-300P2F. Photo: EFW

MNG Airlines will begin operating its second A330-300P2F from EFW this month. Photo: EFW

MNG Airlines’ expansion plans include growing MNGs flight network and increasing cargo capacity with A330-300P2Fs and also due to market demand with A321P2F freighters.

MNG Airlines offers international cargo flights to and from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

MNG Airlines currently operates with a fleet of six Airbus A300-600 and three Airbus A330 aircraft.

In July, ST Engineering and EFW redelivered the first Airbus A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) aircraft to launch customer, Vaayu Group.

In March, EFW received the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the A320P2F.

In December 2021, the A320P2F completed its first test flight.

ST Engineering and EFW redeliver world’s first A320 converted freighter to Vaayu Group

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CDB Aviation takes delivery of its first P2F

EFW receives STC for world’s first A320P2F

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]