Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for two more A330-200F freighters, following the conversion of two existing options. This latest contract increases the airline’s firm orders for the type to four, all of which will be operated by the carrier’s subsidiary MASkargo. The aircraft will be powered by PW4000 engines from Pratt & Whitney.
“We are confident that the A330-200F is set to become a game changer in the mid-size freighter market,” said MASkargo Managing Director, Shahari Sulaiman. “The aircraft will enable MASkargo to efficiently match capacity closely to demand on many medium lift sectors across our cargo network, and especially those operating via intra Asia.
“This additional order underscores the increasing popularity of the new A330-200F as it enters airline service,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus. “With this aircraft we are bringing new levels of efficiency to the freighter market and we are extremely pleased that MASkargo will be one of the early operators of the type.”
The A330-200F, all-cargo aircraft, is capable of carrying 65 tonnes over 4,000nm/7,400km or 70 tonnes over 3,200nm/5,900km.