EFW and Haite to convert A321s in Tianjin

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) and Sichuan Haite Hi-Tech (Haite) have signed a letter of intent to carry out passenger to freighter conversions.

Haite will convert A321s for EFW at its facility in Tianjin, China, making it the first third-party conversion house for EFW’s A321P2F programme when conversions start in the third quarter of this year.

The conversion line in Tianjin will add to EFW’s sites in San Antonio, Singapore and Guangzhou.

Jordi Boto, CEO of EFW, says, “This new partnership will greatly support our strategy to expand the global network for our narrowbody P2F programme. It will also further strengthen our presence in China, which is one of the largest and fastest growing aviation markets in the world.”

Wan Tao, Chairman of Haite Hi-Tech, adds, “We are much honoured to have EFW’s confidence in Haite through our collaboration as EFW’s first third-party conversion site for the A321P2F programme. This is an exciting milestone for us to work on the preferred conversion solution, and I look forward to strengthening our mutually beneficial partnership in the long run.”