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757F FWD Door Question  
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2881 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

After looking at this beautiful picture of the B757-200F, I noticed that some of them feature a small forward entry door, while others don't. Does anyone know why this feature is offered?

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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 4437 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

The aircraft pictured is a 757-200PF (Package Freighter) specially built for overnight parcel service by companies such as UPS. The smaller cockpit door, closer to the nose allowed to relocate the separation between cockpit and main deck cargo hold to gain enough space in the main deck cargo hold to carry another container of paying parcels. As far as I can tell, only UPS received new-built -200PF. However I seem to remember that another carrier, perhaps ET converted one or more aircraft to such configuration.

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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years ago) and read 3480 times:

Precision Conversions' 757-200PCF looks just like the purpose-built UPS package freighter, with the small door up forward...they have made them for a bunch of customers. ST Aero in Singapore apparently also offers a conversion with the small door.

The reason it is different is because it allows them to carry 15 pallets instead of 14 or 14.5, some diagrams here: https://www.staero.aero/www/keyoffering.aspx?serkeyid=ODAwMDAwMjI

[Edited 2013-06-01 10:21:29]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

The above pic is the Boeing manufactured B757-200PF, The STC for freighter conversion to a 15 pallet freighter is carried out by some companies.Precision conversions is one such company.The converted freighters are reffered to as the B757-200PCF.

The earlier converted freighters were the 14.5 pallet -SF.


The video clearly explains the mod.

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