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A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:05 am

Thoughts on Airbus and St. Aerospace converting a 330-2/300 P to F.
 
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:20 am

the conversion has been batted around several times in civil aviation forum... could you provide more of a backdrop to your question ... the consensus, I think was, it is possible but the probable fleet too small to be economically viable.
 
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:30 am

The A330-200 should prove a popular option as a freighter for it slots in nicely between the 767-300 freighter and 777 freighter.

The A330-300P2F should also do well as a regional freighter.
 
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:03 am

Would the passenger to freighter conversion modify the nose landing gear to level the main deck floor? For curiosity sake, how big of a deal is it to have a canted main deck floor while loading cargo? I feel so long as cargo is properly loaded/unloaded it should not be a problem.
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:21 am

Quoting amccann (Reply 3):
Would the passenger to freighter conversion modify the nose landing gear to level the main deck floor?

No. The plane would be jacked up to level the floor during loading and unloading.
 
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:07 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
The A330-300P2F should also do well as a regional freighter.

  

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The issue with the A330PtoF is that the used A330s held their value as passenger planes to well to be converted. That will end with significant 787 and A350 deliveries.

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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:15 am

Quoting amccann (Reply 3):
Would the passenger to freighter conversion modify the nose landing gear to level the main deck floor

They would in my opinion & that would be a significant addon to the costs of the mod.
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:27 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
No. The plane would be jacked up to level the floor during loading and unloading

Interesting approach. I personally would not be comfortable loading and unloading an airplane in a jacked position.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
They would in my opinion & that would be a significant addon to the costs of the mod.

I agree that the cost to relocate or modify the NWW would price the conversion program out of the market. At that point it would be nearly as cheap to buy a factory built A330F.

I'm also surprised that no one has come up with a solution to move and secure palletized cargo on an inclined plane. That seems like a MUCH more cost effective and easy solution to the problem.
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RE: A330PtoF Good Or No?

Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:36 am

Quoting amccann (Reply 7):
Interesting approach. I personally would not be comfortable loading and unloading an airplane in a jacked position.

Well they'd brace the back of the plane, just as they do with other cargo planes when they're loading heavy stuff in the back. So there would be no safety issues.

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