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EFW signs LOI with Guangdong Aerocity for A320 P2F

Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:35 am

In addition to the A321 P2F announcement yesterday, EFW reached a preliminary A320 P2F deal with a potential Chinese customer.

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus, announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Guangdong Aerocity Holding Co., Ltd. (GDA) for a potential order of 10 A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions to be carried out by EFW for the latter. The LOI has a validity period till the end of 2018. It was signed just a day after EFW announced it has secured a launch contract for an order of 10 A321P2F conversions at Singapore Airshow 2018.

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Re: EFW signs LOI with Guangdong Aerocity for A320 P2F

Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm very happy to see all these new conversion programs. I speculate we only see this due to the A320 life extension program and we now have suitable examples of the A320/A321 available that have enough life ahead of them to justify a conversion and enough life behind them to reduce the transaction price to make today's conversions economical. The reality is, today's aircraft require more rework than a DC-10/MD-11 to make freight ready. Cest la vie. That is the downside of optimizing for a 20 year pax service life (less weight of structure and bulkheads/doors optimized for people and not pallets).
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