India's Flyington Freighters order six A330-200Fs

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Indian cargo operator Flyington Freighters has signed a firm order with Airbus for six A330-200 freighters.

Deliveries are 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).