[HD video below] 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.
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.