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MNG Airlines continues its fleet modernization

MNG Airlines Cargo Airbus A330-243F TC-MCZ (msn 1332) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 928897.

MNG Airlines, which holds a significant share of the air cargo sector in Turkey, accelerated its fleet modernization efforts last year. The company invested in acquiring and converting two Airbus A330-300 aircraft in order to increase loading capacity and reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Last year, MNG Airlines added Turkey’s first passenger to freighter (P2F) aircraft, Airbus A330-300P2F, to its fleet. In February, the second A330-300 aircraft was positioned to Germany for conversion.

MNG Airlines, which was established 25 years ago, holds a significant share of the air cargo industry in Turkey with its fleet of 9 wide body aircraft. In addition to its scheduled flight network, MNG Airlines makes a valuable difference in air cargo industry by offering tailor made services which include flight, cargo & ground handling and also warehouse services. To meet the demands of different customers they believes in continuous improvement. Now, MNG Airlines aims to highlight Turkey in the air cargo market and expand its service and flight network with its experience.

MNG Airlines was the first Turkish company to invest in acquisition and conversion of the A330 aircraft into freighter in 2020 December. With its 61 tons of payload capacity, A330-300P2F aircraft has higher structural and volumetric capacity than their older generation aircraft and A330s are known to have reduced carbon footprint. Turkey’s first converted A330-300P2F departed from Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) Dresden facility on November 17th, 2021 after seven month of conversion and joined the MNG Airlines’ fleet as TC-MCM. Since then, it has made numerous flights and carried tons of cargo efficiently. The second A330-300, TC-MCN, aircraft was sent off to Dresden, Germany for another conversion starting in February 2022. 

The conversion process consists of five main phases. Passenger cabin is stripped off completely, fuselage and floor structure are reinforced, passenger doors and windows are plugged, a new wide cargo door is installed and all remaining systems are adapted to this new configuration. At the end, comprehensive tests of all systems are carried out.  Sedat Özkazanç, General Manager of MNG Airlines, said, “I am delighted to send our second A330-300 aircraft to Dresden, Germany for conversion. As MNG Airlines, we increase our loading capacity on a “kg” basis every year with a focus on customer satisfaction and flight safety.  I am proud on behalf of our country to be the first company in Turkey to invest in conversion project which will reduce our carbon footprint. I believe this number will increase every year with the expansion of our flight network and new aircraft joining our fleet. We are working on transformation plans for 2024 and beyond with our expanding flight network and growing cargo capacity.

Top Copyright Photo: MNG Airlines Cargo Airbus A330-243F TC-MCZ (msn 1332) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 928897.

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MNG Airlines signs contract for Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft

MNG Airlines has entered into a contract with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), joint venture of ST Engineering and Airbus, for the Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The first A330 aircraft was inducted for conversion on 1 April, while conversion for the second aircraft will commence in 2022. Conversions will be carried out at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany.

Photo: A330 of MNG Airlines at EFW, Dresden Germany, in preparation for slot in for P2F freighter conversion (source: EFW)

With these two A330-300P2F conversion freighters, MNG Airlines will add further capacity to its network, complementing its current Airbus aircraft fleet of four converted A300-600RF and one factory-produced A330-200F. The A330-300P2F provides best-in-class versatility and about 23% more volume than its closest competitor Boeing 767-300ER. Depending on the weight variants, the conversion freighter can offer a gross payload of up to 63 tonnes per flight and a range capability of up to 3600nm.

MNG Airlines started its operations in 1997. It is the only private Turkish company offering international cargo flight services to/from Germany, UK, Netherlands, Italy, France, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Algeria.

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MNG Airlines orders two Airbus A330-300 freighter conversions from EFW

MNG Airlines has entered into a contract with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), joint venture of ST Engineering and Airbus, for the Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The first A330 aircraft was inducted for conversion on 1 April, while conversion for the second aircraft will commence in 2022. Conversions will be carried out at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany.

A330 of MNG Airlines at EFW, Dresden Germany,
in preparation for slot in for P2F freighter conversion (source: EFW)

With these two A330-300P2F conversion freighters, MNG Airlines will add further capacity to its network, complementing its current Airbus aircraft fleet of four converted A300-600RF and one factory-produced A330-200F. The A330-300P2F provides best-in-class versatility and about 23% more volume than its closest competitor Boeing 767-300ER. Depending on the weight variants, the conversion freighter can offer a gross payload of up to 63 tonnes per flight and a range capability of up to 3600nm.

MNG Airlines started its activities in 1996, serving customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Depending on customers’ needs, MNG Airlines is able to carry both express and general cargo.

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MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200F freighter

MNG Airlines (Istanbul) yesterday (August 30) took delivery of its first (of four) Airbus A330-200F freighter. The airline already operates a fleet of seven Airbus A300 cargo aircraft, and will expand its services by moving up to the A330 freighter.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWTS (msn 1332) at Toulouse was handed over as TC-MCZ.

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