CDB Aviation to start freighter conversion
CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. has formed a new partnership with Germany-based EFW to conduct the passenger-to-freighter conversion of two A330-300 aircraft in 2021, which will be available for lease to airline customers from early 2022.
The conversion programme for the A330-300, which offers 23% more volume than previous freighter types, marks CDB Aviation’s first entry into freighter conversion, advancing its strategic efforts to deliver customised fleet solutions to customers, while tapping the long-term growth potential of the medium widebody freighter market.
The A330 P2Fs are part of the existing fleet of 228 aircraft, in addition to the lessor’s further commitments for 150 in-demand, next-generation technology aircraft. (ah)