A new Airbus A330-200P2F cargo plane has joined the fleet of the Turkmen national air carrier Turkmenistan airlines. This is the first of two vessels that arrived under a contract between Turkmen Airlines and a European manufacturer. Earlier, Turkmenistan mainly purchased cargo planes of the American company Boeing.
The aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines has a payload capacity of up to 60 tons with a flight range of up to 13.4 thousand kilometers. This is the first aircraft from a European manufacturer in the country's aviation fleet.
Aircraft maintenance and flight maintenance specialists are trained in Singapore and France.
Previously ORIENT wrote in detail how European airbuses will contribute to consolidating the status of the Turkmen air fleet as a key one in Central Asia.