QantasA380 From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 212 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6074 times:
I'm a little curious (being from AUS where we don't have any 757s) to know whether the cargo hold on 757s takes palletised/containerised cargo as with widebodied aircraft such as 767/A330, or whether they take "loose cargo" as with 737 and smaller aircraft??
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22923 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6075 times:
All 757s in the U.S. are bulk loaded. But the 320 family, smaller aircraft, can take "cans"-- actually more like trays, and this is fairly common in Europe. So it wouldn't surprise me if 757s have the capability.
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FutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6003 times:
Yeah I don't believe the 757 can take ULD's, but as Ha763 said, they do have a moving belt system in their holds, this makes loading those heavy bags alot easier. There's a panel overhead. You just select which direction you want the holds floor to slide, then hit the button and the entire back wall as well as the rubber floor beneath you slides back.