In a groundbreaking achievement, Turkish Technic has reached a significant milestone by completing the initial metal cuts for its inaugural Airbus A330 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversion.
This conversion, performed in collaboration with EFW, involves the transformation of a 2000-vintage A330-300 (registration 349, ex-ULS Airline Cargo) into a freighter.Turkish Technic has taken the lead as the first Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) company to engage in direct collaboration with EFW for A330P2F conversions.
The recent completion of the Upper Frame Shell (UFS) cut-out and the successful installation of the new UFS mark crucial progress in this conversion process, enabling the subsequent installation of the main deck cargo door. The entire conversion project is part of a series of P2F conversions and is slated for completion by mid-2024.
The demand for Passenger to Freighter conversions has witnessed a surge due to its role in extending the operational life of aging fleets. Turkish Technic, operating from its Istanbul Ataturk Airport facilities, expresses enthusiasm about undertaking the first conversion under the EFW program. The company anticipates delivering optimal performance for its customers through comprehensive structural and avionic modification capabilities.
The entry into Airbus A330P2F conversions underscores the company’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of the aviation industry by embracing new technologies and addressing market demands.