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Singapore Airshow 2018: ST Aerospace unit inks LOI for potential A320 P2F conversion order
ELBE Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus, has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Guangdong Aerocity Holding Co (GDA) for a potential order of 10 A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions.
The LOI has a validity period till year end and comes a day after EFW announced it had secured a launch contract for an order of 10 A321 P2F conversions at the Singapore Airshow. For EFW, these are the first P2F conversion contracts for A320 and A321 aircraft.
Dr Andreas Sperl, chief of EFW said: "We hope to secure a firm order before long from Guangdong Aerocity, whom we look forward to supporting together with our parent company, ST Aerospace, and its global network of maintenance facilities."
The A320/A321 P2F conversion programmes are the first in its size category with both main deck and lower deck containerised loading, making A320/A321 P2F an ideal solution for express domestic and regional operations, said EFW.
Other P2F solutions that ST Aerospace and EFW have in their family of Airbus freighters include the A330 which has two variants - the A330-200 P2F and the larger A330-300 P2F. EFW redelivered the first A330-300 freighter in December last year.