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Airbus freighters?  
User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 431 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 653 times:

Pardon my flooding of the forum with air freight news; I've noticed that unlike Boeing, Airbus doesn't really put any emphasis on the important frieghter market. UPS just ordered a few dozen new A300s, but that is the first time I have heard of Airbus producing freighters. Have any other airlines placed orders for purpose-built freighters form Airbus??

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User currently offlineFedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 653 times:

I don't think so and I think Airbus should
wake up and notice that this is a big market!
That company in GSO makes $$$ on converstions!
Boeing should keep the MD11 in production! It's
a good cargo plane. ie FedEx,Luftanasa cargo ect..


User currently offlineCool CAT IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 653 times:

There is of course the Beluga (based on the A-300) which Airbus is currently marketing. No orders yet though but Boeing would have nothing that could really compete with it as far as hold volume is concerned.

User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 653 times:

I guess that the MD-17 may be able to compete, but I currently don't have the specs of both types handy.

User currently offlineflyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 653 times:

FedEx has many A310s and A300 freighters, but I don't know if they came directly from Airbus.

User currently offlineAA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 653 times:

I think that the A310 Fed Ex has came from Lufthansa.
Ben


User currently offlineA320 From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 654 times:

The FedEx A300-600 were ordered new directly from Airbus. They ordered around 35 with half of them already delivered. As far as I know, the UPS
A300 will offer one pallet position more on main deck than those of FedEX.
Airbus also delivered around 8 A300B4 as freighters or convertible freighters late 70`s and early 80`s. Customers were Hapag Lloyd and SAA.


User currently offlineDREW From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 653 times:

Airbus does enphasize a lot on freighters because they them selves have an in house freigter conversion. As for the A300 F you can buy them right fresh of the assembly line, like ups and Fed Ex have done recently. Dhl has also 2 orders for mew ones.

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