747Combi
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Airborne Express Fleet

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:06 pm

Can any one tell me what types of aircraft they have and how many of each type, Also I noticed that most if not all have no main cargo door can someone explain why. Just curious!!!
 
Scorpio
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RE: Airborne Express Fleet

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:12 pm

As of June 2003:

25 DC-8-60F (different sub-versions)
2 DC-9-10PC
43 DC-9-30F
29 DC-9-40PC
25 767-200PC

I think that's it..
 
Spacepope
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RE: Airborne Express Fleet

Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:37 am

To answer your second question, they lack cargo doors because Airborne uses a special pod system that is wheeled onboard through the normal passenger loading door.

T.J.
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EMBQA
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RE: Airborne Express Fleet

Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:13 am

Spacepope is 100% correct..... Airborne has a great idea in that they do not need to spend the money to heavily modify their planes to make them 'cargo ready'. Rip out the seats, put up some GIL Liner and away you go.
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