Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Automatic Bag Loaders In Cargo Compt.  
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 759 times:

I was reading an old post from 777rules about QF's automatic baggage loaders in the cargo compartment of their 737 fleet. He said that it was basically a conveyor belt in the belly. Can someone please elaborate on this for me? Are there any other airlines that have this installed? Is it worthwile?

Thanks in advance,

FLY777UAL

fly777ual@hotmail.com


4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Back when I was with HP, and earlier than that DL, one or two of HP's 757's had telescoping bin liners. I racall that a few of DL's MD-80's had them as well. They help quite a bit.ADIOS

User currently offlineAntti From Finland, joined May 1999, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 760 times:

They speed up the loading and unloading pretty much. You need less men when working on the plane. Bad thing is that when they are inoperative it´s slow and difficult to load/unload.
Finnair has this feature in its 757 fleet and SAS has them in their MD-80/-90 fleet.And BA 757s.

Antti


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 759 times:

I've heard about an automatic system for rolling main deck cargo cans on Fedex planes, but I've never been inside a Fedex plane so I'm not sure if that's true. Please let me know if it is.

At UPS on our 757s we don't have anything that complicated - we have fixed Ro/Ro style rollers on the floor and a couple of big guys at each stop to roll the cans on and off. The guys never break down and never need maintainence. Nor is there anything automated in the bellies. Where we have Ro/Ro on top, in the belly it's simply "Throw/Throw".


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 760 times:

The closest that I have seen was a DC-3 that had a winch mounted right behind the cockpit door. It was a Butler turbine conversion with the large door that could take LD3's in the cabin. A lot of Herks and other tailloaders also can be equipt a winch to help move pallets in the cabin.

The neatest system that I have seen was on an IL-76. Basicly it was a traveling gatry that ran along the roof of the cabin. we would just pull up with the flat. This crane would grab it and then carry it down to the cabin where it would go. Really neat. I under stand that a number of russian cargo aircraft use this system.

The closest I have used it that on the Metros that the flight service that I work for use just standard unpowered rollers. When we convert them to a freighter conversion they are placed into the floor walkway that runs down the center of that aircraft. This makes the floor nice and flat and very easy to slide boxes all the way down the center of the aircraft.

What kind of weight penalty does the powered cargo systems place on the payload??



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
JetBlue Agent Rides To BOS In Cargo Bin posted Mon Mar 30 2009 18:23:09 by FlyDeltaJets
Delta Ships 1 Mil In Cargo Frm Shanghai 1st 2weeks posted Sat Apr 12 2008 07:15:53 by BinMonster
Delta Changing Minimum JFK Bag Check-in Time posted Tue Oct 9 2007 05:53:14 by RJpieces
Questions Re: Dog In Cargo On AA posted Tue Jun 5 2007 16:32:33 by 767Lover
Pets In Cargo Compartment posted Thu Jan 18 2007 15:19:40 by Goodday
BA A320 Emergency Landing At BRU / Smoke In Cargo posted Sun Sep 10 2006 20:50:14 by Luchtzak
Frontier Curbside Bag Check-in At DEN posted Mon Jan 16 2006 08:14:58 by 146CREW
NK Ramp Workers Flies DTW-LGA In Cargo Hold posted Fri Jun 3 2005 23:47:53 by Bpat777
Man Locked In Cargo Hold Flies To Philly posted Tue Mar 29 2005 07:28:02 by Sanjet
Air NZ And Qantas In Cargo Talks posted Tue Dec 21 2004 11:35:12 by 777ER