Cargo Talk

Pact signed for 15 Airbus A321-200 P2F aircraft


AerCap Holdings N.V. has placed firm orders for 15 Airbus A321-200 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) aircraft conversion­s and an option for a further 15 A321P2F conversion­s with Elbe Flugzeugwe­rke GmbH ‘EFW’. The aircraft are from AerCap’s A321 passenger portfolio and are expected to begin delivery in 2023 through 2025. “Extending the life of our A321 fleet will complement the Cargo portfolio and meet the strong demand from our diverse customer base, from which we’ve seen a significan­t appetite for this freighter,” said Rich Greener, Head of AerCap Cargo. “The A321 freighter is the best-in-class and most fuel-efficient aircraft to replace the B757-200 freighter. This transactio­n is in line with our cargo portfolio strategy of diversifyi­ng our fleet with improved economics and returns. We look forward to working with the EFW team on this program and thank them for the trust they have placed in AerCap,” he added. “We are glad to have finalizes the agreement with AerCap on the A321P2F conversion­s,” says Jordi Boto, Chief Executive Officer, EFW.

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