(22 Feb 2022)
Aerotransportes Mas de Carga (mas) has taken
supply of an Airbus A330-200P2F on lease from Altavair, making
the airline the primary in North and South America to fly the
The A330-200P2F (passenger-to-freighter) can carry
as much as 61 metric tons and has a spread of as much as 4,200 nautical
miles, which is able to enormously improve the cargo provider’s enlargement
plans into new markets, together with China, the place it obtained
certification to fly final 12 months.
The conversion was executed by Elbe Flugzeugwerke
(EFW) — a three way partnership between Airbus and ST Engineering.
To meet the rising demand for
freighter conversions, ST Engineering and EFW will arrange new
conversion websites in China and the U.S. this 12 months and ramp up complete
conversion capability for all their Airbus P2F programmes to about
60 slots per 12 months by 2024.
Aerotransportes Mas de Carga (mas) is the primary airline in North and South America to function the Airbus A330-200P2F.
“We stay up for having mas be a part of the Airbus
household of operators in Mexico and expertise the advantages of
working this freighter,” mentioned Arturo Barreira, President of Airbus
Latin America and the Caribbean. “The A330-200P2F will present mas
with a highly-efficient operation due to its higher payload
and vary functionality. Its optimized fuselage cross-section presents
flexibility to hold all kinds of pallet and container sizes.
Airbus is assured that the A330-200P2F will efficiently assist
mas’ enlargement plans.”
Mexico City-based mas has been working cargo
plane since 1992. In December 2018, mas launched an formidable
enlargement plan beneath new possession and administration, with Discovery
Americas, a personal fairness fund in Mexico. mas’ scheduled and
constitution community spans the Americas and now has the capability to
broaden internationally with further cargo plane.
“mas will benefit from the elevated payload
and vary of the A330 to broaden our world presence, rising
flights to Europe and South America and beginning to fly into
China. The A330P2F’s reliability and lowered environmental affect
makes it the perfect plane for mas to achieve the worldwide cargo
market,” mentioned Luis Sierra, CEO of mas.
More than 1,800 A330s have been ordered, with over 1,500 delivered
thus far because the A330’s service entry in 1994 – offering a big
supply of plane to assist the conversion programme for a lot of