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757F FWD Door Question

Fri May 31, 2013 7:10 am

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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RE: 757F FWD Door Question

Fri May 31, 2013 9:13 am

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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RE: 757F FWD Door Question

Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:16 pm

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]
 
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RE: 757F FWD Door Question

Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:33 am

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.

http://www.precisionconversions.com/main.html

The video clearly explains the mod.
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