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Leading the Way in Passenger-to-Freighter Conversions

Through our joint venture with Airbus, Elbe Flugzeugwerke, we are one of the world’s largest and most experienced solution providers for freighter conversion, and have redelivered over 400 aircraft through our Passenger-to-Freighter programmes since 1996. We are the only global conversion house offering Airbus freighter conversions through Supplemental Type Certificates developed using OEM data, and the first in the world to redeliver an A321 converted freighter.

Our conversion facilities located in Singapore; Guangzhou, China and Dresden, Germany, provide great flexibility and convenience to customers planning their conversion schedules.

To help address the increasing demand for airfreight and capacity, we also have innovative short-term solutions for passenger aircraft operators who wish to carry more cargo per flight.

Our Solutions

Airbus A330 P2F Programme

The A330P2F programme has two variants – the A330-200P2F and A330-300P2F. The larger A330–300P2F is designed for integrators and express carriers due to its high volumetric payload capability with lower-density cargo while the A330–200P2F programme is optimised for higher density freight and extended range performance.

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Airbus A320/A321 P2F Programme

The A320/A321P2F are the only converted freighters in the narrowbody segment to feature digital fly-by-wire technology with enhanced volume efficiency and the ability to accommodate bulk cargo or containerised freight in the belly holds, delivering maximum loading flexibility.

Some advantages of our A320/A321P2F solution include:

  • Only Airbus P2F design in the world using OEM technical data

In contrast to other solutions providers who rely on reverse engineering, our Airbus P2F programmes are developed using OEM technical data to convert passenger aircraft into well-optimised and reliable freighter workhorse.

  • Bigger payload

Our A321P2F solution has above 28 metric tons (over 61.800 lbs) of proven gross payload, which is more than one ton above the payload others in the market currently offer. Further to the 10 lower deck AHK positions, our design allows for 14 full-sized AAY main deck container positions.

  • Higher flexibility

Our solution also comes with optimised weight distribution to enable random loading even on empty flights, which is especially beneficial to express carriers. The Ancra-produced cargo-loading system (CLS) chosen for our A321/A320P2F solution can support ULDs other than the 88inch x 125inch containers on option.

  • Higher fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs

Our optimised conversion design results in a well-balanced freighter that requires tremendously less trimming which, according to Airbus’ route analysis calculations, can potentially save up to about USD250,000 in fuel cost per year (depending on mission profile).

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Aircraft Modification and Cargo Solution

Cargo-lite

For a swift yet reversible solution, we help passenger aircraft operators carry out modification to the aircraft cabin interiors for increased cargo carrying capacity. We obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore for this modification in August 2020. 

Cabin Cargo Box

For aircraft operators who wish to carry more cargo each flight without the hassle of modification, our cabin cargo box solution achieves maximum cargo volume and ensures ease of loading and unloading.

Each box is designed to latch into predefined positions in existing tracks meant for passenger seats safely and securely. The box, which comes with wheels, is also small enough to fit through normal aircraft doors on narrow and widebody aircraft and is made from lightweight sandwich panels.

For a full cargo composition, 94 boxes can be installed on a A330-200 to attain a volume of up to 145m³ and a payload of nearly 19 tons cargo per flight.

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