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Air canada 777 er pax-cargo convert

Old 28th Apr 2020, 00:01
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Air canada 777 er pax-cargo convert

takes six days, are we going to do this too?

cant post link but here it is:

Air Canada replaces seats with cargo in 777-300ER cabin

11 APRIL 2020 BY Seth Miller
No seats on a trio of Air Canada 777-300ER planes massively increases capacity for critical medical cargoAir canada is boosting its cargo capabilities with some creativity in the passenger cabin of its 777-300ER aircraft. Three of the planes, the largest in the carrier’s fleet, no longer have economy class seats on board. Instead the large space will be used to increase cargo carrying capacity on board.
Bringing critical medical and other vital supplies rapidly to Canada and helping distribute them across the country is imperative to combating the COVID-19 crisis. The transformation of the Boeing 777-300ERs, our largest international wide-body aircraft, doubles the capacity of each flight and will enable more goods to move more quickly.
– Tim Strauss, Vice President – Cargo at Air CanadaThe reconfiguration plan was implemented in just six days. The carrier partnered with Avianor, an aircraft maintenance and cabin integration specialist, at its Montreal-Mirabel facility. Avianor developed a specific engineering solution to remove 422 passenger seats and designate cargo loading zones for light weight boxes containing medical equipment and restrained with cargo nets. All of the changes received approval from Transport Canada.

The first of the reconfigured aircraft reentered service this week. Another two are undergoing retrofit now and will soon return to service.
Netting is used to secure cargo on the Air Canada 777-300ER main deckLoading cargo on the main deck is a very different process than in the belly. The goods are not in containers, for one thing. Also, the main deck floor has different weight load limits than the belly. Smart engineering helps address these issues.

Specific areas on the floor are marked for the loading of boxes and weight limits are strictly enforced. The goods are secured with netting to ensure the boxes do not shift in flight.

The conversion doubles the aircraft capacity for time-sensitive shipments, including urgent medical supplies. Masks and other personal protective equipment is light enough to fly in the cabin and with the new layout even more can be carried on each flight.
Load limits are critical for ensuring safety of the passenger 777-300ER with cargo in the main cabinAir Canada has operated 40 cargo-only flights since 22 March and plans 20 per week going forward. The cargo plans include scheduled flights to London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. Ad hoc services to other destinations can also be arranged to support the medical supply chain.
The rapid transformation of some of our aircraft to meet cargo demand reflects our ability to maximize our fleet assets quickly when these aircraft would otherwise be parked. Air Canada’s engineering team worked around the clock to oversee the conversion work, and with Transport Canada to ensure all work was certified as tasks were completed. The next two aircraft are on track to be completed and will be in operation within the coming days.
– Richard Steer, Senior Vice President – Air C
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 02:08
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Good luck getting HKCAD to sign off on anything so radical without the manufacturer first approving it...
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 03:28
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CAD have signed off on boxes being but on pax seats. 6 x CC to act as fire watch etc.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 03:36
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CAD have signed off on boxes being but on pax seats. 6 x CC to act as fire watch etc.

And not every row of seats;
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