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First A321P2F enters service with Qantas

jakeseven7

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The first Airbus A321P2F converted freighter has entered service with launch customer Qantas, which will operate it under a partnership with Australia Post.

Qantas will take up to three A321P2Fs, which it notes offers an additional 9t payload over the Boeing 737-300Fs it uses on domestic freight services.


The aircraft, registered VH-ULD (MSN835), was first delivered to UK carrier BMI in 1998, according to Cirium fleets data.

The International Aero Engines V2500-powered jet later operated with Turkish carrier Onur Air, before being brought in for conversion in 2018 by asset specialist Vallair.

Fronting the A321P2F conversion programme is Singapore-based aerospace giant ST Engineering, which is working on the modification together with Airbus and its EFW joint venture in Germany.

The entry into service caps off a series of certification efforts throughout the year, with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issuing the original supplemental type certificate in February, and the US Federal Aviation Administration following suit in July.

Following that, ST Engineering incorporated operator-specific enhancements to the aircraft, before it was certified again and redelivered to Qantas.

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Worlds first A321 freighter - can carry +60% over the current 737 in Qantas Freight's fleet.

Perfect timing for a boom in online sales and Christmas!



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I'd heard the next two A321s for QF freight were planned to be relatively old JQ airframes.
 
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The drivers might!

But I guess the 60K hr spar limit is only for pax jets because freight birds can fly forever. 😬
 

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