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Old 25th Mar 2020, 21:27
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Thank you @Airbubba for the link and information on Lufthansa.

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Old 25th Mar 2020, 21:49
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Originally Posted by Passenger 99 View Post
So what would be involved in converting these presumably perfectly serviceable A 380s for freight use? Economically possibly a good way of keeping maintenance staff in work.
Well, nothing from this point of view. Their cargo holds are normal and can carry cargo. You could put stuff to the seats as Lufthansa did, no problem. I just though that B777-300ER is more practical thing and it would be probably cheaper. Cargo hold is way bigger so it would be easier to load and it would fly cheaper back to Europe.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 17:06
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BBC News story uk-england-dorset-52460823 (can't post the link) shows boxes of gowns strapped to seats.

'NHS' passenger plane brings PPE from China

A passenger plane bearing the logo "Thank you NHS" has landed in the UK with a cargo of surgical gowns from China.

The Airbus 340, with boxes strapped into every seat, arrived earlier at Bournemouth Airport.....
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 17:46
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“China is rapidly increasing manufacturing to before Covid-19 levels and even higher for priority products.”
I would think that people need to be cautious about buying goods from China given the number of shoddy
Covid testing packs that country sold. I shall certainly attempt to look elsewhere for any goods I buy in the future. It may be difficult because so many goods have a China content.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 14:26
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Airbus has developed a way for airlines to use widebody aircraft just for cargo operations during COVID-19 pandemic.
Airbus has developed a way for airlines to use widebody aircraft just for cargo operations during COVID-19 pandemic
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 20:14
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Airbus has developed a way for airlines to use widebody aircraft just for cargo operations during COVID-19 pandemic.
Airbus has developed a way for airlines to use widebody aircraft just for cargo operations during COVID-19 pandemic
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How are they going to get those pallets through the door?
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 20:31
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Too much weight concentrated on a per square foot floor space anyway. Cannot. Unless their VERY light cargo.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 20:37
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Guess Airbus is seeing the demand for such things. Our outfit, just cargo widebodies, is very busy with this Covid driven demand.

I remember years ago when we had a cargo(side) door inop on outstation they brought all the cargo in through the main, pax door(whatever fit) and build up the pallets inside the ac.
We had to extend our duty time but they did an amazing job building those pallets inside the ac.
That was on my fav ac, MD11, treat her like a woman...
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