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LG777
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No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:34 pm

Over 80' and 90' some models such as the 737-200/-300 and bae-146 have be proposed ina quick change configuration.

It has been popular with express mail airlines that used it to have additional income during the day.

Aéropostale, Titan Airways and Jet2 used it (or still do it).

Is there a reason (technical, security, economic,...)that no other models have been proposed with this system ?
 
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NameOmitted
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 pm

FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.
 
32andBelow
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:50 pm

new heavy jets like 777 can carry so much belly cargo as well.
 
LG777
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:17 pm

Quick change is not combi. The purpose is to carry passenger OR cargo.

After research I found that Pemco had certified the 737-400QC conversion as well but I don't find an airline that operate it.
 
pdp
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:28 pm

Jet2 deactivated the QC doors after losing the Royal Mail contract to West Atlantic UK.
 
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:31 pm

NameOmitted wrote:
FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.


That's a combi with a movable bulkhead vs the 'quick change' from full pax to full cargo config that the OP is referring to.
 
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Re: No more quick change ?

Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:34 pm

I imagine the growth of Fedex, UPS, and the like killed the quick change market. Passengers carriers can’t compete with the parcel’s network and logistics.
 
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Re: No more quick change ?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:27 am

Dominion301 wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
FAA won't certify a cargo hold that does not have permanent separation from the main cabin.


That's a combi with a movable bulkhead vs the 'quick change' from full pax to full cargo config that the OP is referring to.

Ah, yes. Thank you for the correction.

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