A320P2F conversion prototype has arrived in Dresden
AerCap delivered the A320 prototype to Airbus Freighter Conversion GmbH in Dresden for future conversion works.
The prototype A320-211 bearing the MSN 0211 was initially delivered by Airbus mid of 1991 and has accumulated around 30.000 FC (Flight Cycles) and 35.000 FH (Flight Hours). After an extensive time of operation in Air France, Swiss JetClub continued with ACMI operation for Air Prishtina and Myair before Tunisair operation until April 2009.
The A320 prototype will be stored at the Airbus Conversion CoE Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EADS EFW) in Dresden until the conversion start in November 2011. The early delivery of the prototype will support the engineering teams to prepare the first P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter) of a “fly by wire” aircraft.
West Alantic, one of Europe's largest regional cargo airline, will be the operator of the first A320P2F on lease agreement from AerCap.