Flyington Freighters, the Reddy family?s air freight company have ordered an additional six Airbus A330-200F. The agreement signed at the 47th International Paris Air show at Le Bourget takes their total order for the aircraft to 12.
Flyington Freighters confirmed an initial order for six A330-200Fs in May 2007. The company was the first cargo airline to buy the A330-200F, and will be the world's first operator.
The A330-200F is the newest freighter from Airbus and the newest member of the highly successful A330/A340 Family. The freighter received its industrial launch in January 2007.
"We increased our order for the Airbus A330-200F from six to 12 aircraft because we see a huge cargo potential in the region. The A330-200F offers unmatched low operating costs and significant operational benefits and give us a solid base to be able to tap into the rapidly expanding Indian freighter market,? said Deepak Parasuraman, Managing Director, Flyington Freighters Ltd.
"The A330-200Fis a fantastically productive and fuel efficient aircraft that will stand Flyington Freighters it in good stead. The A330-200F has more lift, more range and better flexibility than any other freighter in its class. We're delighted that Flyington Freighters Ltd is a launch customer", said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
The A330-200F is the only mid-size, long haul all-cargo aircraft capable of carrying 64 tonnes over 4000 nautical miles / 7400 kilometres in "range mode" configuration, or 69 metric tons up to 3200nm / 5930 km in "payload mode". The A330-200F offers 30 percent more volume than any freighter in its class.
One of the many advantages of the A330-200F is that it is the first freighter to introduce a versatile main-deck cargo loading system, which can accommodate both pallets and containers, enabling operators to service each of these very different markets.
The A330-200F is a derivative of the very popular A330/A340 Family which has sold more than 1000 aircraft worldwide. The large number of A330/A340 aircraft in service will enable a smooth introduction of the new cargo variant into existing fleets. The A330-200F will also benefit from Airbus? Fly-By-Wire technology enabling faster pilot transition to and from other Airbus aircraft, both passenger and freighter.
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