FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4755 times:
Now I know that it is a fact that 767s can carry "less" containerized cargo than A300/330s. But how much less cargo is it? What benefits can come if the 767 operators uses LD-3A cargo containers side-by-side? And on the margin, is the difference in number of pallets carried significant if the operator uses LD-3As?
CrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4738 times:
LD-3A?????? What is that???
Containers used for the 767 side-by-side are known as LD-2`s, or if it is one large container, as LD-8.
The 767 can hold a max. of 4 PMC-Pallets in the forward cargo compartment, the A330 is capable of carrying another 3 (or was it 4?) if it is a A332, even more if it is a A333, in the rear compartment, too.
Therefore I would say it is a great benefit if you have LARGE things (e.g. complete machines) to carry.