|Quoting tpilot2881 (Thread starter):|
I've heard the A330-200/300 would not be a likely candidate for an conversion due to the pitch up angle of the aircraft floor. It would require an automatic cargo handling system or a jack to be able to load the aircraft. Has anyone heard anything similar?
Yes. This is why the new build 330 freighters have an extended nose gear leg. However Airbus do offer a 330 converted freighter. I'm wondering if this will include conversion of the nose gear.
EDIT: Further reading reveals the gear leg is the same, but it is attached lower.
You can clearly see the fairing for the extended gear in this pic.
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Also, would it be more correct to say that the floor pitches down?
[Edited 2012-07-11 21:18:53]
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