Qantas Boeing Freighters is approaching retirement age. As an alternative, the Australian airline chooses Airbus A321 conversion aircraft.
Now Qantas is choosing Airbus again. Qantas Freight subsidiary Qantas Freight will not replace four Boeing 737-300Fs and one 737-400F with new 737 freighters. Instead, it is buying six used Airbus A321 passenger aircraft and converting them into freighters, as well as Announced Monday (15 August).
Elbe Flugzeugwerke is already converting three A321s
Qantas is already working Three A321 conversion cargo trucks converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke had become. The joint venture between Airbus and ST Engineering from Singapore will also convert two A330-200s into freighters for the airline.
Qantas has not yet named an adapter for the new system. However, it does mention the A321 P2F (Passenger to Freighter) name as a model designation, which Elbe Flugzeugwerke uses. So the company must have a good chance of getting the order. When asked by aeroTELEGRAPH, the diversion company did not want to comment yet.
All Boeing 737-300Fs are over 35 years old
The Australian airline expects to convert its A321 freighters between early 2024 and mid-2026. The A321 P2F will help “meet growing customer demand for e-commerce,” Qantas writes.
The Boeing 737 freighters that have been replaced are real old planes. A 737-300 F retired in August after 36 years of service. The other three 737-300 F are also over 35 years old, while 737-400 Fahrenheit is over 32.
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