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User currently offline747Combi From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 17 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Can any one tell me what types of aircraft they have and how many of each type, Also I noticed that most if not all have no main cargo door can someone explain why. Just curious!!!

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5297 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

As of June 2003:

25 DC-8-60F (different sub-versions)
2 DC-9-10PC
43 DC-9-30F
29 DC-9-40PC
25 767-200PC

I think that's it..

User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

To answer your second question, they lack cargo doors because Airborne uses a special pod system that is wheeled onboard through the normal passenger loading door.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Spacepope is 100% correct..... Airborne has a great idea in that they do not need to spend the money to heavily modify their planes to make them 'cargo ready'. Rip out the seats, put up some GIL Liner and away you go.

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