The cargo door cutout (here on an Airbus A300) is one of the main modifications when converting a passenger aircraft to a freighter.
Development of the Airbus A330P2F passenger-to-freighter conversion, announced in 2012, is well underway and its preliminary design review (PDR) was scheduled to be concluded in April. EADS EFW, now owned by the Airbus Group and ST Aerospace, plans to ramp up annual production to 20 in 2020. The price point—$30 million for a converted passenger aircraft aged 15-20 years, versus more than $200 million at list price for a newly produced A330-200F freighter—is key for cargo ...
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