Hyderabad-based cargo carrier Flyington Freighters Ltd has signed up for six A330-200F aircraft, the newest freighter from Airbus. The first aircraft will join the fleet in the second half of 2009.
The A330-200F is a mid-size, long-haul all-cargo aircraft capable of carrying 64 tonnes over 4,000 nautical miles or 7,400 km in 'range mode' configuration, or 69 tonnes up to 3200 nautical miles or 5930 km in "payload mode".
"The aircraft offers economic advantages, which make the A330-200F the best choice for the company," said T Venkattram Reddy, Chairman, Flyington Freighters Ltd.
"India is one of the world's most important aviation markets right now and the development of locally based freight operations will play a big part in the growth of the region's cargo market," said John Leahy, chief operating officer for customers at Airbus.