Delivery of first A330P2F by EFW to CDB for Operation by Mexican cargo airline mas

posted on 27th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Delivery of first A330P2F by EFW to CDB for Operation by Mexican cargo airline mas

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), has taken delivery of the first freighter aircraft in the lessor’s history, an A330-300 passenger-to-freighter (P2F).

The aircraft was converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (“EFW”) and leased by CDB Aviation to its launch customer, Mexico-based cargo carrier, mas.

“This is an important and historic day for CDB Aviation as we see the fruit of two years of intense work and collaboration, culminating in the delivery of our very first A330 P2F since we made the strategic entry into freighter aircraft leasing,” asserted Patrick Hannigan, CDB Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We are grateful to the mas team for trusting CDB Aviation to be a partner in supporting their innovative fleet strategy and for being our very first A330P2F customer.”

With the latest aircraft delivery mas received the third Airbus wide body conversion through EFW and its first A330-300P2F. The Mexican cargo carrier already operates A330-200P2F leased from Altavair.

Andrés Fabre, Representative of the Discovery Americas Investment Fund -the main investor in mas- mentioned: “We see at mas an impeccable execution of the business plan that we designed together.

“mas is looking for opportunities introducing modern and efficient aircraft of different models and capacities. All this is turning mas -as planned- into the Mexican cargo airline with a global footprint in the short term”.