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Flyington Freighters orders AIRBUS A330-200F freighter

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Mumbai, May 9 (UNI) Flyington Freighters, promoted by the Reddy family associated with one of India's largest newspaper group 'Deccan Chronicle' and 'Odyssey', the retail chain, have selected the Airbus A330-200F Freighter for its entire fleet and signed a firm order for six aircraft, re-affirming its earlier commitment.

The contract was signed here today.

Flyington Freighters Ltd was the first cargo airline to buy the A330-200F and will be the world's first operator of the new aircraft. The A330-200F is the newest freighter from Airbus and the newest member of the highly successful A330/A340 family. The freighter received its industrial launch in January 2007.

''We opted for an all Airbus fleet because the A330-200F offers unbeatable low operating costs and significant operational benefits.

The aircraft is new, modern and designed for today's business needs.

The aircraft will give Flyington Freighters a solid springboard for success in the rapidly expanding Indian freighter market'', said Flyington Freighters Ltd Chairman Venkattram Reddy, while talking to reporters here today.

''Flyington Freighters will be India's first international dedicated freighter airline. Coupled with the development of locally based freighter operations, it will play a big part in the huge growth of the region's cargo market. An excellent economical, fuel efficient and productive aircraft is been chosen, which will stand in good stead.'' The A330-200 freighter has more lift, more range and better flexibility than any other freighter in its class. We are delighted that Flyington Freighter Ltd is a launch customer'', said Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers John Leahy.

The A330-200F is the only mid-size, long haul all-cargo aircraft capable of carrying 64 tonnes over 4,000 nautical miles / 7400 kilometres in ''range mode'' configuration or 69 metric tonnes up to 3200nm / 5930 km in ''payload mode''. The A330-200F offers 30 per cent more volume than any freighter in its class.

The A330-200F is a derivative of the very popular A330/A340 Family which has sold more than 1,000 aircraft world-wide and has around 100 customers and operators to its credit. The large number of A330/A340 aircraft in service will enable a smooth introduction of the new cargo variant into existing fleets.

The A330-200F will also benefit from, as all the other Airbus aircraft in production, the now well recognised Airbus Fly-By-Wire technology enabling faster pilot transaction, to and from other Airbus aircraft, both passenger and freighter.

UNI

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