Airbus A330-300 will be converted by IAI for Avolon, an aircraft lessor, from passenger to cargo configuration. IAI has agreed to convert 30 Airbus A330-300s from passenger to cargo configuration between 2025 and 2028 as part of the arrangement with Avolon. As a result of rising e-commerce, Avolon, the first customer for cargo conversions of this aircraft model, signed the agreement following a year of good profitability and an anticipated 20-year increase in cargo aircraft traffic.
To date, Avolon has a fleet of 837 aircraft (as of June 2021). Avolon will fully participate in the aircraft conversion and licensing process and be the first customer for cargo conversions for this particular aircraft.
With the conversion of the A330-300, cargo and commerce businesses will have a competitive and advanced option for expanding and improving their wide body cargo jet fleet. Due to the unique cargo door arrangement, the converted model will have a higher cargo volume capacity with up to 27 main deck pallet slots and will improve cargo loading capacity. It will also support and enhance operations associated with cargo jet flights.