Indian cargo operator Flyington Freighters has signed a
firm order with Airbus for six A330-200 freighters.
scheduled to begin in the second half of 2009. Flyington Freighters is the first cargo operator to
order the A330-200F.
US lessor Intrepid Aviation Group yesterday marked the
first publicly announced commitment for the A330-200F when it signed a letter
of intent with the European manufacturer for 20 of the type.
Flyington Freighters chairman Venkattram Reddy says the
aircraft “offers us significant benefits and suits our business model”.
Airbus, which has not
formally launched the A330-200F, received board authorisation to offer the freighter last summer.
The aircraft will offer up to a 64t payload over 4,000nm (7,400km).