Airbus delivers first A330 Freighter in the Americas to Tampa Cargo

Tampa Cargo, AviancaTaca Holding’s cargo airline based in Colombia, has taken delivery of the first of four new A330 Freighter (A330-200F) aircraft at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.

“We are confident in the A330-200F’s proven advanced technology, eco-efficiency and range,” said Fabio Villegas, CEO of AviancaTaca. “Tampa Cargo looks forward to growing its cargo business and serving our customers in the Americas by partnering with Airbus and integrating the first A330-200F into its fleet.”

“With the capacity and range to profitably serve the growing cargo markets of Latin America, the A330-200F flies more payload significantly further while offering lower cost-per-tonne than its nearest competitor,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer - Customers. “Airbus is pleased that Tampa Cargo will be the first in the region to benefit from the exceptional economics that the A330-200F offers.”

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Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Dec 20, 2012