Only Air Canada in North America. I think the problem is that you have Capital in the Can's themselves sitting around and the loading time saved isn't really profitable TO save rather than Bulk loading with the system s already in place.
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2134 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5976 times:
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LX has containerized their entire 32S fleet including the 319. BA, TP, AZ, SK, AF and OS do the same with the exception being that LX has a special "DZH" container, which is basically an AKH cut in half, to fit in the small space that the containerized 319s have in the aft hold. The old BD aircraft currently with BA have yet to be re-fitted with container positions.
LH has bulk 319's but containerized 320/321s.
Anyone working with these planes will tell you it is a massive advantage over bulk aircraft. Not just the speed of loading, but also with cargo tie-down, and locating bags that have to be offloaded!
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 6004 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5475 times:
Quoting treebeard787 (Reply 5): I've seen Air Canada use the containers on the A319s and 320s before.
The the A320 and A321 use containers, the A319 is bulk loaded, at AC.
Quoting hoons90 (Reply 8): The A320s and A321s have the ability to be bulk loaded if need be, for example when going to a destination that does not have can loaders.
Only if that option is purchased. At AC, the original AC A320s must be container cargo loaded only (other than the bulk hold), as the floor is not stressed for bulk loading. The rest of the fleet, the A319s, ex CP A320s, and A321s can be bulk loaded.
That is why AC Jetz A320s are all ex CP, as with some sports charters, containerized cargo is not practical.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
FlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5179 times:
Quoting trex8 (Reply 15): OT but does the 757/739 etc have some mechanical system in the hold to assist the rampers getting the bags from the door to the far end of the hold?
The Boeing narrowbodies can be equipped with either the sliding trays on the 757 or the Telair Sliding carpet on all types to allow for loading/offloading with 1 person in the belly rather than 2. The A320 can be equipped with the sliding trays, the 319 & 318 I dont belive can have the trays as the holds are too short.
They're powered. The system is considered inop if it goes down. MTC will lock it in the "load" position so the bin can still be used until there is time to fix it (platforms extend all the way). Same thing with the majic carpet.