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The World Of Cargo Operations

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    In this thread we will look at cargo operations across the spectrum of aviation. Relevant news, videos, photos etc can be placed in this thread. Firstly, what is it like to fly on a Boeing 747 freighter? Sam Chui flies with a Qatar Airways Boeing 747-8F to show you the behind-the-scenes.

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    Sam Chui looks inside of the Boeing DreamLifter which is a heavily modified Boeing 747 which carries Boeing 787 DreamLiner parts to the finishing factories.

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    Technology is moving along in the cargo aviation sector. This is a side of the industry that does not get looked at too often but is a major way in how we receive our goods from around the world. Wooden airfreight pallets are the normal way of doing things but a new tech using a sustainable and eco-friendlier solution has come to the fore to help spread the weight of the cargo on those wooden pallets. Trilatec and Jettainer have teamed up to produce a weight distribution system that is made from cardboard fiber. The trilatec squAIR-timber system is what it is called and they are hoping to have this replace the wooden planks often used. squAIR-'timber' is made with 100-percent recycled material. You can also dispose of it with paper waste.

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    The first single-aisle Passenger to Freighter A321 conversion and flight test is well underway and the first one is expected to be delivered by July. The first aircraft is a well-worked aircraft in the commercial field that is around 22 years old. (MSN835) is an A321 that is run by International Aero Engines IAE V2500 power plants. A321P2F launch customer is a lessor called Vallair. They will in turn lease the aircraft to Qantas which will make it the first A321P2F to go into service.

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    Atlas Air looks like they took a bit of a hit in 2019 recording just under 300 million in loss. The company hopes to make a better financial performance in 2020.
    “Looking ahead, we anticipate that our financial performance in 2020 will be an improvement over 2019,” says chief executive John Dietrich. “Our focus remains on express, e-commerce, the US military and faster-growing markets, where the demand for our aircraft and services is solid. As the global supply chain rebalances, we will continue to leverage our significant commercial charter business to capitalize on customer demand,” he continued.

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    Cargo Logic Air (CLA) is heading in the direction of Liquidation. The company has been fighting a loosing battle against tough market conditions. In late 2019 the airline slashed its fleet of a couple Boeing 747 freighters to just two. As of 24th of February their flights ceased and many staff were sent packing.

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    A major part of that process is securing EASA certification and that has happened. Approval of the supplementary type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency follows the maiden flight of the initial converted aircraft on 22nd of January. The aircraft is set to be delivered to Vallair as suggested in an earlier post.

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    Cargo work still goes on despite the covid-19 situation and we have seen many examples of airlines taking their passenger planes and removing the seats in order to carry critical supplies and covid-related cargo in the cabin. Lufthansa Technik is now offering a P2C conversion for Airbus A380s as a temporary option for those airlines who want to utilize their A388s for cargo use in the interim. Maintenance senior director Henning Jochmann says the change involves "much more than just taking out seats", as a result of the different load and safety considerations involved in placing freight in the passenger cabin.

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    Flying critical cargo on National's freighters.

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    If you've got a lot of critical supplies to move there's only one way to do it:

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