jlbmedia
Posts: 302
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:29 am

Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:10 am

Has there ever been a Cargo to Passenger conversion? I believe there would be a weight issue with the reinforced floor etc. but dose this rule it out? Example: With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option? Why or why not? Thanks John.
JLB54061
 
airbusA346
Posts: 7284
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:05 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:24 am

There is the MD-11CF, which Martinair Operate.

Tom.
Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
 
beech19
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:30 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting Jlbmedia (Thread starter):
With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option?

Not likely in your example only for the reasons that as sought after the Pax 757's are... cargo 757's (Fedex for example) are in extreamly high demand. I bet converting from cargo to pax wouldn't be worth while. Just my $.02

Boeing may have made a mistake closing the 757 line... Sad
KPAE via KBVY
 
airbusA346
Posts: 7284
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:05 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:01 am

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):

In some way at the moment it does look like they made a mistake closing the 757 line, due to FedEx wanting 757F's and I also think 757 Pax are in demand.

But they are hoping people will go for the other option avaliable on the Boeing Aircraft List.

Tom.
Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
 
beech19
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:30 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:27 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
But they are hoping people will go for the other option avaliable on the Boeing Aircraft List.

yeah... there are no options to replace them truely. Even the base 783/8 is way more plane than a 752.
KPAE via KBVY
 
EMBQA
Posts: 7798
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:59 am

Quoting Jlbmedia (Thread starter):
With more demand for passenger 757s, and not many available, would this be an option? Why or why not?

No. Boeing 757F's are purpose built and very different in structure. They only have the L1 door... and even then it's non standard. Of course anything can be done with enough money, but that would cost millions
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Posts: 29917
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:21 pm

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):
I bet converting from cargo to pax wouldn't be worth while.

Not if you have spent on the Reinforcement of the Floor & MDCD area.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
w3ndytj4n
Posts: 206
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:45 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:18 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
they made a mistake closing the 757 line

Maybe 757 line was closed because the plane is quite old design. This is just my 2 cents
Wendy Tjan
 
User avatar
LTU932
Posts: 13090
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:34 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:37 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 1):
There is the MD-11CF, which Martinair Operate.

Correct, but those have permanently stopped flying passengers and will only operate for Martinair Cargo.
 
trex8
Posts: 4658
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2002 9:04 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:53 am

there were many 707-320Cs which spent no time carrying cargo on the main deck
 
flydreamliner
Posts: 1928
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:05 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:33 am

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 2):
Boeing may have made a mistake closing the 757 line... Sad



Quoting W3ndytj4n (Reply 7):
Maybe 757 line was closed because the plane is quite old design. This is just my 2 cents

Quite old like mid 80s? The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320. I believe Boeing made an error in judgment closing down the 757 line, I know they didn't want it to compete with 73G, and needed the capacity for 73G, but still, the way 757 is still in demand, they could still be selling them.
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
 
trex8
Posts: 4658
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2002 9:04 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):
The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320.

757 launched 78, 1st flight 82,
A320 launched 84, 1st flight 87
 
w3ndytj4n
Posts: 206
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:45 am

RE: Cargo To Passenger Conversion.

Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:52 pm

Twenty something years old for an airplane is considered quite old.

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):
Quite old like mid 80s? The 757 was designed only a couple years before A320. I believe Boeing made an error in judgment closing down the 757 line, I know they didn't want it to compete with 73G, and needed the capacity for 73G, but still, the way 757 is still in demand, they could still be selling them

They have almost the same capacity with their newest family in 73G, which 737-900ER which can fill 215 seats in it with a single configuration.
Wendy Tjan

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos