From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group Date: 21 Apr 94 23:18:37 References: 1
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, TRIEBELHORN JEFFREY WERNER <triebelh@rastro.Colorado.EDU> wrote: >I have noticed that the cargo doors on the a320 have an unusually large >width. >Is there an option for a containerized cargo system? United has a nesting >system in both the front and rear in their fleet of 320s. The reason why >I ask, is that one night in Denver, I saw a Mexicana 320 with a cargo >loader pulled up at the rear of the plane. I could not see any special >cans or pods near the plane. I have not seen that since then. > Just wondering, Yes, Airbus has a containerized cargo system option for the A320, and presumably for the A319 and A321 as well since they share the same basic cross-section. The containerized cargo option is, I understand, fairly popular with European airlines because of union work rules, but is not very popular elsewhere because of the added weight penalty. I am not familiar with Mexicana's airplanes, and so cannot comment in detail on their configuration. -- Terry email@example.com "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."