cschleic wrote:Isn't there an issue with not being able to certify any new combi aircraft, at least in some countries, for fire protection reasons? Older existing ones were grandfathered but...they're all grounded or gone now anyway.
jetblueguy22 wrote:Remember the cargo lift shortage wasn’t a problem so much because of extra cargo flying, but capacity being removed from the market with the passenger airlines not flying. As the world moves back to normal the capacity is going to come back in the market. The long term capacity increases will be with FX/5X/DHL/Amazon now that online shopping is an even bigger thing than Pre Covid.
The other side of it is today’s widebodies are essentially combi’s already. The 777 and A350 are cargo hauling monsters. The just don’t carry it on the main deck.
trex8 wrote:The only recent combis have been AS conversions of 737-400s as some out of the way destinations in Alaska just need these types to replace the older 737-200 combis.
330lover wrote:Hi all,
was just thinking, with the decrease in demand for pax traffic due to Covid19, and the increase in cargo, would it make sense to rearrange pax aircraft into combi aircraft?
Like: keep the first cabin compartments of an A330/340/350 for pax and the last compartment for cargo with seats removed, just like a bunch of airlines have operated full cargo flights with pax aircraft?
Have no idea about certifications and regulations, was just wondering if this would be something doable?
What do you guys think?
Thanks for any usefull info
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