Another leading contender for freighter conversion on the low end is the A320 and A319, although the launch has been held up by Airbus until 2010 and 2011, says Didier Lenormand, director product marketing for Airbus. Some of the older A320s are ripe for conversion. But the situation is "so tight on the passenger side, its hard to justify the launch of the A320 freighter," he says.
Eventually, most Airbus A320s will be converted in Dresden by EADS/ Elbe Flugzeugwerke in Dresden, Germany and later in Russia by MIG and Irkut, with whom EADS signed a preliminary agreement for civil freight conversions.
Lenormand says Airbus expects to soon launch two factory-supplied versions of the A330-200 freighter. One will be capable of carrying 64 tonnes of cargo 4,000 nautical miles, while the other will carry 69 tonnes of cargo 3,200 nautical miles. Discussions with several lessors and airlines are ongoing, says Lenormand. First deliveries are expected during the second half of 2009.
First time I see 2 A330-200F versions and a launch date for the A319F and A320F mentioned.