Airbus drops A320 P2F programme

AIRBUS, EADS EFW and their Russian partners, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Irkut, have jointly decided to stop the A320/A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion programme. The companies blamed “economic reasons” and strong demand for A320 passenger aircraft and less for freighter versions.

The joint venture Airbus Freighter Conversion, established in 2007 and headquartered in Dresden (Germany), will now be dissolved.

However, there is more to the decision than Airbus admits.

For the full story read the latest issue of Air Cargo News, no 704, dated 13 June 2011.

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