Avion Aircraft Trading has signed a memorandum of
understanding with Airbus for six A330-200 freighters.
Reykjavik-based aircraft acquisition unit, which is partly owned by Air Atlanta
Icelandic parent HF Eimskip, becomes the fifth company
to make a commitment for the new aircraft, which was formally launched last
month. Deliveries of these aircraft are scheduled in 2010 and 2011.
Avion Aircraft Trading chief David Masson says: “The
A330-200F is the ideal complement to our portfolio of bigger cargo aircraft and
builds on the successful experience we had in Iceland
with the A310 and A300-600 freighters.
payload range characteristics will open up new possibilities for our airline
customers paired with very attractive operating costs.”
Avion’s announcement takes commitments for the A330-200 freighter
up to 40, after earlier commitments from lessors
Intrepid Aviation Group and Guggenheim Aviation Partners, India’s Flyington Freighters and Turkey’s
MNG Airlines. Airbus has yet to finalise engine options on the A330F.