Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 13 Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5406 times:
Is the Embraer 145 baggage bin pressurized? I was told it was not during my Expressjet training and for that reason they do not allow animals in kennels. There's also a sign on the bin wall that says NO ANIMALS THIS BIN.
When I pop open the vent and open the door it is ICE cold. I have to admit, it feels good on a 100 degree day! But is it really not pressurized or just not temperature controlled?
Also, I've seen boxes from the Red Cross of human blood to offload. The boxes say "avoid extreme temperatures". How cold does it get in flight? If not pressurized I would imagine it would be similar to the outside temp which is below zero so how is that not extreme temperature?
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woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1145 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5364 times:
The cargo compartment is contained within the pressure vessel of the aircraft so it should be pressurized. There is no direct control of the temperature within the baggage compartment but the temperature of the compartment will not drop as low as the outside air temp at cruise altitudes. It should be near the temperature of the cabin.
The air from the passenger compartment flows thru the lavatory into the baggage compartment then into the aft equipment bay then out thru the outflow valves
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Shamrock137 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5211 times:
The bin is pressurized, however is not individually heated or cooled. I believe their were several incidents involving pet deaths and injuries related to the lack of ventilation and extreme temperatures in the bin which led to the no pet policy. However other operators of the type such as Chautauqua allow pets in the bin, on the same type of aircraft.
mhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 791 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
On MQ the issue isn't with the bag bin being conditioned, but rather the conditions (especially heat) outside that impacts our ability to ship checked animals. Generally, only to cool destinations less than like 75 degrees.