During the Covid-19 pandemic, it became difficult for Hungary to transfer cargo from one place to another swiftly. As a result, Hungary procured its own Airbus A330-200 F. The aircraft is not to be operated by the state itself but by Wizz Air. It was seen departing for Bucharest this afternoon from LMML following a period of 2 weeks durign which a new livery was applied by Aviation Cosmetics.
The airframe’s serial number is ‘MSN 1578’ and was built in 2014. It has so far been in operation with Qatar Airways as ‘A7-AFF’. The cargo variant of the A330 flew for the first time in 2009. A special feature is that area has a bulge at the bottom. This allows the front part of the aircraft to take a higher position – in contrast to the standard version of the A330, which is slightly sloping towards the front. This is not unimportant, especially when loading pallets and containers. The A330-200 F can accommodate a maximum of 70 tons of cargo – on up to 23 pallets on the main deck and up to eight pallets and two LD3 containers on the lower deck.