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Formed in 2006 and started operations in 2008. Scheduled and charter, domestic, regional, & international, cargo jet airplane services.
36 Sarojini Devi Road
Secunderabad (Hyderabad)500 003
Andhra Pradesh, India
INDIA (REPUBLIC OF INDIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1947, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 3,287,590 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 970 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS NEW DELHI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE HINDI AND ENGLISH.
July 2006: Hyderabad-based, Flyington Freighters (FFR) ordered four 777-200Fs and Chairman, T Venkattram Reddy told media that "our vision is to be one of the best and largest freighter operators in Asia within the next three years." The new airline will wet-lease some medium-capacity freighters to launch operations later this year.
January 2007: Airbus (EDS) said it reached agreements to sell 26 A330-200F freighters, with 20 going to USA lessor Intrepid Leasing (INL) and six to India's Flyington Freighters (FFR), marking the first sales of an airplane type launched last summer.
The first delivery to Intrepid (INL) is expected in early 2010. "When we shifted our focus a few years back to wide body freighters, we began to keep a close eye on developments at (EDS)," (INL) CEO, Ron Anderson said in a statement. "We are excited to be a launch customer for the A330-200F freighter . . . Its size, range and exceptional economics make it very attractive for airlines needing a medium- to long-range wide body freighter."
First delivery to Hyderabad-based (FFR), which becomes the first airline to order the A330-200F, is expected in the 2009 second quarter. "We ordered it because it offers us significant operational benefits and suits our business model," Chairman, Venkattram Reddy said.
(EDS) said the A330-200F can haul up to 64 metric tons over 4,000 nm/7,400 km or 69 metric tons up to 3,200 nm/5,930 km.
March 2007: Expects to start international cargo operations, initially between India, China, the Middle East, and Europe.
Air Atlanta Icelandic (AID) will wet-lease airplanes until the delivery of 777F's and A330F freighters. At least one A300-600F (767, TF-ELE), is already undergoing conversion at Dresden, Germany, for onward delivery to the Indian cargo airline.
June 2007: Delivery of the first A330-200F (to Flyington Freighters (FFR)) is scheduled for the end of 2009.
Later, (FFR) ordered six additional A330-200Fs, bringing its total on order to 12. (FFR) will be the first to receive the type in the 2009 second quarter and has decided to double its commitment.
September 2007: Flyington Freighters (FFR) selected Pratt & Whitney (P&W) (PW4000-100)s to power its fleet of 12 A330-200Fs. The contract, valued at $715 million, covers installed and spare engines for 12 firm airplanes, that will begin delivering in 2009 and an exclusive long-term service agreement.
February 2008: Ancra International was selected by Flyington Freighters (FFR) to provide 12 A330-200F cargo loading systems, with delivery to Airbus (EDS), beginning in March 2009. (FFR) is the launch customer for the A330-200F.
March 2009: Flyington Freighters (FFR) is an all-cargo airline, based in Hyderabad, and operates cargo flights in the India to China market. Future plans include cargo services to Europe, Africa, and West Asia.
(ICAO) Code: FON (CALLSIGN - FLYINGTON)
Parent organization/shareholders: Deccan Holdings.
Main Base: Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International airport.
October 2009: Airbus (EDS) said it is "quite optimistic" that the A330-200F freighter is on track for first flight next month, USA (FAA)/(EASA) certification next spring and Entry Into Service (EIS) in the 2010 summer. "We've done a lot of testing in the laboratory . . . so we are very ready to have a clean flight test program," A330-200F Project Manager, Jens Knaack said during a conference call. The A330-200F is targeted to carry "at least" 64.5 tonnes over 4,000 nm/7,400 km or 69.5 tonnes up to 3,200 nm/(5,930 km. Knaack described it as a "general freight, high-utilization" airplane. India's Flyington Freighters (FFR) and USA lessor, Intrepid Leasing (INL) are set to receive the first two A330-200Fs next summer. The most recent order was placed last month by MNG Airlines (MHK). (EDS) said it has firm orders for more than >50 from nine customers.