West Atlantic will be A320 P2F launch customer

WEST Atlantic will become the world’s first operator of the Airbus A320 passenger-to-freight (P2F) conversion by AerCap. The deal involves three aircraft to be delivered between the end of 2012 and mid-2013, with the option of a further four aircraft by 2015.
The airline has major bases at Coventry (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Luxembourg airport’s.
“The A320 P2F programme is an exciting project and we are delighted to be the launch operator for this new freighter,” said sales and operations director, Russell Ladkin. “The A320 provides significant competitive advantage over the established market competition and we are looking forward to building upon the success of this advanced aircraft.”
Klaus Heinemann, chief executive officer of AerCap, said: “AerCap’s expansion into the freighter segment with the A320 P2F will further advance the diversification of our asset and customer base and provide residual value enhancement for older A320 aircraft.”

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