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787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:33 am

Hi y'all,
Just been browsing Boeing website, and I noticed something odd in the 787 terminal servicing document (though its still preliminary, I guess this won't be changed) http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/787.html :
Maybe one of the rampers here would shed some light on this issue:
Unlike any other Big airliner (all of Boeing and Airbus), the belt loading of the 787 is on the LEFT rear side and not on the right side. Isn't there some kind of a standard in ground servicing? i.e. front cargo door is always on the right side as most of the jetways are connected to the left side?
Wouldn't this cause a bit of a chaos for the ground crew? especially in cases where the rear left door is also used for boarding? (The cart need to be away so they won't block the stairs etc..)

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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:52 am

The 767 has the bulk loading on the left side. I think the reason is to keep it separated from the container loading on the right side. 99% of the time the rear passenger door is not used for boarding so it normally is not an issue. Come to think of it the DC-10/MD-11 has the bulk door on the left side as well.
 
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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:07 am

Quoting Bohica (Reply 1):
The 767 has the bulk loading on the left side

You're right, but only for the 764 and the 763 freight version. So I guess its not a standard like jetways connections. (Or is this common too that jetways are connected on the right side as well)
 
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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting 4xRuv (Reply 2):
You're right, but only for the 764 and the 763 freight version.

The bulk door is on the left hand side of all versions of the 767 I think you will find. I certainly know it is on our 762 and 763 aircraft.


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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:41 am


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Quoting Bohica (Reply 1):
The 767 has the bulk loading on the left side

Uncramping Equipment does help.My personal preference would def be on the RH side for all Service Doors.
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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:51 am

Well, this document is only typical arrangement...
Anyhow, many thanks.
 
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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:04 am

A little off topic but AC had a Donovan Bailey 767, and because his shorts were black, it looked like the rear cargo door was open, especially when it flew overhead.


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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:16 am

I prefer the main belly doors to be on the right side of the A/C and the bulk to be on the left side of the A/C. As stated above, this reduces conjestion on the right side of the A/C. We run into conjestion when trying to load/un-load the A300/A310 due to the close proximity of the aft loader and the bulk belt-loader. DC-10/MD-11, different story, we are able to un-load/load all compartments at the same time.
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RE: 787 Belt Loadin

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:41 pm

On the B752 it sure gets crowded,especially if its a Freighter  Smile
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