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Turkmenistan Airlines purchases two A330-200 converted freighters

written by Hannah Dowling | January 28, 2021

An Airbus A330-200P2F (Airlinerwatch)

Turkmenistan Airlines has purchased its first Airbus, after placing an order for two A330-200 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft.

The order marks the first time an Airbus aircraft has been sold in Turkmenistan.

The A330-200P2F will enable the airline to further develop and boost its international cargo route network.

The deliveries of the aircraft are planned for 2022, making Turkmenistan Airlines the first operator of this type in central Asia.

The A330 passenger to freighter conversion program was launched in 2012 resulting in the in-time re-delivery of the A330P2F prototype end of 2017.

The A330P2F program is a collaboration between ST Engineering Aerospace, Airbus, and their joint venture Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW).

ST Engineering had the program and technical lead for the engineering development phase, while EFW is the holder and owner for all supplemental type certificates for the current Airbus conversion programs, including for A330P2F, and leads the industrialisation phase and marketing for these programs.


Airbus contributes to the program with the manufacturer data and certification support.

The A330P2F program has two variants – the A330-200P2F and A330-300P2F.

The A330-200P2F is an optimal solution for higher-density freight and longer-range performance.

The aircraft can carry up to 61 tonnes of weight to over 7,700 kilometres, offering more cargo volume and lower cost-per-ton than other available freighter aircraft types with a similar range.

In addition, the aircraft incorporates advanced technology, including fly-by-wire controls, offering to airlines additional operational and economic benefits.

Article courtesy of Airlinerwatch.

Turkmenistan Airlines purchases two A330-200 converted freighters Comment

  • I am shocked that Turkmenistan airlines
    B757 was not chosen for P2F at precision in
    Of the A330 200 at EFW.
    I used to ramp handle the Turkmenistan
    B757 at Heathrow and once single handly
    Loaded 300 or more baggage by myself
    Because of lazy individuals working with
    Me at dnata

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