Prominent aircraft leasing service provider, CDB Aviation, has reportedly struck an agreement with MasAir, a Mexico-based cargo airline, for the leasing of two Airbus A330-300 P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter) aircraft. This initiative would mark the lessor’s maiden lease transaction for the aircraft type with an airline operator.
For the uninitiated, the A330 P2Fs, which would be on long-term lease to its latest customer across the Americas, would represent the initial two positions from CDB Aviation’s previously announced agreement with Germany-headquartered EFW for the aircraft type’s conversion. Apparently, the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to MasAir in the first half of 2022.
According to the Chief Marketing Officer of CDB Aviation, Peter Goodman, to meet the higher demand for express air cargo on account of the robust e-commerce activity, the A330 P2Fs would deliver the desired capacities and operating economics to lend support to MasAir’s expansion plans.
The CEO of MasAir, Luis Sierra, revealed that CDB Aviation’s A330-300P2Fs would offer bigger capacity and efficiency to mark the consistent process of MasAir to emerge as a global player in the air cargo arena. He also stated that the company would continue growing its fleet with much efficient and longer-range aircraft, by adding the two A330s to the two A330-200s that the team agreed to lease last month.
Meanwhile, the CEO of CDB Aviation, Patrick Hannigan, asserted that the medium widebody freighter segment, which is served by aging twin-jet aircraft nowadays, is poised to grow with the demand for new generation medium widebody freighters.
The lessor is also anticipating the A330-300 P2F to bring NextGen technology as well as efficiency to the segment to offer more volumetric space over older freighters in this category. The aircraft could also be seamlessly merged into the fleets of the A320 Family, A330, and A350 operators, in accordance with the needs of cargo operators and freight forwarders.