Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the centre of excellence for Airbus freighter conversions, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its head-of-version A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) aircraft. This prototype unit is the very first A320P2F aircraft to be developed, joining a family of Airbus P2F programmes that include the A330-200P2F, A330-300P2F and A321P2F.
The A320P2F is the second variant in Airbus narrow-body P2F solutions. Similar to the A321P2F variant, the A320P2F is a collaboration between EFW and its parent companies, ST Engineering and Airbus, with EFW leading the overall programme as well as marketing and sales efforts. The prototype A320P2F aircraft is owned by the aviation leasing arm of ST Engineering. It will be the first of several converted freighter aircraft on lease to Vaayu Group, an aviation solutions and services group of companies.