EFW to provide A321 conversions to GLK

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Against the backdrop of strong demand in the air global market, ST Engineering and Airbus’ joint venture, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), has announced an order for four Airbus A321 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions from new customer, GTLK Europe, a global leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland.

Three of the four aircraft will be inducted for conversion this year, with the fourth conversion to be carried out in 2022.

Roman Lyadov, CEO of GTLK Europe, said: “The next-generation Airbus A321P2F freighter aircraft, which delivers best-in-class capability and fuel efficiency in the single-aisle freighter segment, is an important complement to our portfolio as we support our customers to meet increasing demand in the express and e-commerce cargo market.”

The A321P2F is the first in its size category to offer containerised loading in both the main (up to 14 full container positions) and lower deck (up to 10 container positions). With a generous gross payload capability of up to 28 metric tonnes over 2,300 nautical miles, the A321P2F is the ideal narrowbody freighter aircraft for express domestic and regional operations.