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Greatest Cargo Passenger Jet?  
User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

What passenger/commercial aircraft currently flying has the greatest available cargo volume in its belly?

MTOW doesn't matter. I just want to know who has the most "trunk space".

I have heard that A340 has greater cargo volume than the 747 or 777.



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User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Please don't include any combis.

User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I believe the A340-600 has the most belly container positions

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

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User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
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The manufacturer's websites show the following:

Aircraft Underfloor Cargo Volume

747-400 6,025 Cubic Feet (170.5 Cu m)

777-300 7,680 Cubic Feet (217.5 Cu m)

340-600 7,331 Cubic Feet (207.6 Cu m)


It seems that the 777-300 is the winner in terms of total volume. The Airbus website says the 340-600 has 42 container positions and I believe the 777-300 has the same number. It seems length beats width. Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Is it true that Boeing planes only have room in front of the wing box and not aft for cargo?

User currently offlineTwa@fra From China, joined Nov 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

no, many planes only have a big front cargo door which can load big pallet`s (96`or 86`) and a small aft door for LD2 or 3 containers.

but i don`t know that it`s typical for boeing


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
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As far as I know, all airliners have cargo bins forward and aft of the wing. That said, Twa@fra is correct in stating that the cargo doors on widebody aircraft do vary. Most of the 767's (non ER) have small cargo doors fwd and aft that are just large enough for containers. Most (not all) of the 767ER models have a larger fwd cargo door in order to accommodate pallets. The larger cargo door is a customer option.

Most 777's I have seen and worked on have two cargo doors of roughly equal size which are large enough to load pallets. One exception are some of BA's 777's which have a small aft cargo door for containers only. Again it is up to the customer.

On the Airbus aircraft I have seen, the A310 has a large fwd door only while the A330 and A340 usually have two large doors. The 747 I believe is only available with the larger doors.

If anyone has more info, let us know.



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