Dresden – Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of its A330-200 P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter), which was converted by the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, a joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus.

Following the successful completion of test flights in June, The MSN 600 was awarded the "Supplemental Type Certificates" by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) in July.

Launch Customer Egyptair Cargo had placed a firm order for three A330-200P2F in total.

The A330P2F conversion programme was launched in 2012. ST Engineering and Aerospace is responsible for applying for the STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Airbus contributes to the programme with OEM data and certification support, while Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) deals with the industrialization phase as well as sales and marketing for the freighter conversion programme.

The A330P2F has 61 tonnes of structural payload capacity with a range of up to 3,900 nautical miles. The new P2F generation is assumed to reduce cost-per-tonne compared other freighter models available in the same segment.