A330P2F
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A330P2F Passenger to Freighter

The A330P2F programme offers a passenger-to-freighter conversion opportunity for A330s that have completed their useful operational service as commercial jetliners. Both the A330-200 and A330-300 versions are eligible for the P2F conversion. The longer-fuselage A330-300P2F is particularly suited for integrators and express carriers, resulting from its high volumetric payload capability with lower-density cargo; while the A330-200P2F is optimised for higher-density freight and longer-range performance.

Key figures

  Range 4250 nm 7778 km
  Max payload 132.27 lb x 1 000 60 tonnes
A330-300P2F Wing span Wing span 197 ft 10 in 60.30 m
A330-300P2F Overall length Overall length 191 ft 46 in 58.36 m
A330-300P2F Height Height 57 ft 11 in 17.41 m

Dimensions

Overall length 191 ft 46 in 58.36 m
Cabin length - ft - in - m
Fuselage width 18 ft 6 in 5.64 m
Max cabin width 17 ft 4 in 5.28 m
Wing span (geometric) 197 ft 10 in 60.30 m
Height 57 ft 11 in 17.41 m
Track - ft - in - m
Wheelbase - ft - in - m

Capacity

Max payload 132.27 lb x 1 000 60 tonnes
Pallets or containers
main deck up to 23 pallets
underfloor 8 pallets + 2 LD3 containers

Performance

Range 4250 nm 7778 km
Mmo M-
Max ramp weight 515.7 () lb x 1000 233.9 () tonnes
Max take-off weight - () lb x 1000 - () tonnes
Max landing weight - () lb x 1000 - () tonnes
Max zero fuel weight - () lb x 1000 - () tonnes
Max fuel capacity - USG - litres

Engines

CF6-80E1 x2 CF6-80E1
PW4000 x2 PW4000
Trent 700 x2 Trent 700
Thrust range - lb slst - kN

Modern capabilities

DHL Express was the first operator of the A330-300P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter conversion), taking delivery of the aircraft in late 2017.

The large number of passenger A330s in service provides a source of aircraft to support the freighter conversion for many years. The A330P2F programme offers a passenger-to-freighter conversion opportunity for A330s that have completed their useful operational service as commercial jetliners. 

Both the A330-200 and A330-300 versions are eligible for the P2F conversion.  The longer-fuselage A330-300P2F is particularly suited for integrators and express carriers, resulting from its high volumetric payload capability with lower-density cargo, while the A330-200P2F is optimised for higher-density freight and longer-range performance.

As a modern aircraft with advanced Airbus technology that includes fly-by-wire flight controls, the A330 offers a highly capable platform for conversion into a freighter.  More than 1,600 A330s have been ordered, with over 1,300 delivered to date since the A330’s service entry in 1994 – providing a large source of aircraft to support the conversion programme for many years.

PROGRAMME COLLABORATION

The A330P2F conversion programme, launched in 2012, is a collaboration between ST Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW. ST Aerospace, as the programme and technical lead for the engineering development phase, is responsible for applying for supplemental type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Airbus contributes to the programme with original equipment manufacturer data and certification support, while EFW leads the industrialisation phase and marketing for the freighter conversion programme.

Complementary to A330-200F

The A330P2F is complementary to Airbus’ new-production A330-200F freighters, as the converted aircraft address a different price-point and end-users, based on separate operational requirements. 

The global market has already proven it can support both new-production freighters and converted freighter products using the same aircraft platform as the basis – if the platform is right, as is the case with the A330.

Market Demand

Of the approximately 2,700 freighters required during the next 20 years, about half of the total demand will be required in the mid-sized segment of the A330 – including some 900 conversions.  As the mid-sized freighter segment has always been the largest in terms of demand, the replacement cycle is continuous.