lightsaber wrote:Spacepope wrote:Airbus should develop an A330NEO freighter as that gives Airbus a TATL freighter (the A330F ans A330P2Fs cannot carry full weight TATL (3200nm per Airbus). A higher MTOW NEO could in my opinion.windian425 wrote:Would it make since for Airbus to offer a new-built A321NEO-F? With passenger Airlines deferring deliveries and airbus planning to maintain 40 A320 series deliveries, development capacity should be available.
I doubt any freighter operator would pony up cash for a new technology new production freighter, even if magic happens and they could develop it, certify it and deliver anytime soon.
That’s a super spendy option and won’t fly.
https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/freight ... 2C000%20nm
As noted, a factory A321NEO freighter would be pricey. The accelerated conversions are due to lower priced conversion stock. I believe that the drop in used A320CEO pricing will result in more conversions than just A321.
The freight market is long term. Discussing IAI:
“Today, with the drastically reduced passenger aircraft operations and grounding of fleets, airlines are phasing out relatively new aircraft, such as the Boeing 737-800.”
“Today, the B737-800 aircraft are available for cargo conversions at prices much lower than only four months ago. This trend has opened up the market, and we expect further growth in demand.” Cohen concluded.
https://www.aviationbusinessnews.com/ca ... sponsored/
Conversion of the 738 and A321 was something I considered investing in a future (as in 2022 time frame). A sales tool with a few sales until stock became cheaper. That cheap stock happened in 2020.
So now we are talking how many A321 conversions because too many are sitting around. The world is upside down.
All good points however the parked A321 supply will quickly dry up as travel rebounds. I simply can’t understand the truly glacial pace the Airbus narrowbody is moving at though. Might be missing an opportunity.