Turkmen Airlines will become the first airline in Central Asia to have new modern aircraft of the Airbus A330-200P2F family in its fleet. Interfax-Azerbaijan reports this with reference to the press release of the aircraft building company Airbus.
“This is the first order received for Airbus aircraft in Turkmenistan. The A330-200P2F aircraft will allow the airline to continue to actively develop and expand its international cargo network. Turkmen Airlines will become the first operator of this type in Central Asia”, the press release says.
It should be reminded that this week the “Turkmenhowayollary” Agency and the French company “Airbus” signed an Agreement on the purchase of two cargo aircraft of the A330-200 model of P2F modification.
The aircraft will enter the fleet of Turkmen Airlines in 2022. The delivery is carried out within the framework of the “National Program for the Development of Civil Aviation of Turkmenistan for 2013-2030”.
The Airbus A330-300 is a twin-engine, wide-body mainline jet airliner. Manufactured by the Airbus consortium since 1993. In 2012, Airbus announced the launch, together with the Singapore-based ST Aerospace, of a passenger-to-cargo aircraft conversion program. The modifications will have an additional index P2F - passenger-to-freighter, passenger-to-freighter. A330-200P2F airliners can carry up to 61 tons of cargo over a distance of 7.7 thousand km.
Today, the aircraft fleet of “Turkmen Airlines” consists of three dozen aircraft manufactured by Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace and Ilyushin Design Bureau.