Search archive          Sign up for our Newsletters          Aviation Jobs
Latest Aviation News  |  Industry & Technology  |  Air Transport  |  MRO & Support  |  Aircraft Interiors  |  Editorials  |  Events Calendar  |  About UsFR
 
Aviation News ATR is enabling quick conversions of its passenger aircraft into auxiliary freighters

ATR is enabling quick conversions of its passenger aircraft into auxiliary freighters

Romain Guillot
07 MAY 2020 | 270 words
ATR is enabling quick conversions of its passenger aircraft into auxiliary freighters
ATR
French-Italian regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has announced that it has developed two solutions allowing quick conversion of its passenger aircraft into auxiliary freighters to meet the growing air cargo demand during the pandemic crisis.

These solutions were developed in collaboration with the aeronautical branch of AKKA Technologies in Toulouse and with PMV Engineering.

The first solution consists in allowing medical goods to be transported on passenger seats, restrained with straps or loaded inside 'seat bags', allowing quick installation. The other, more capacitive solution called "floor-to-floor nets configuration" consists in removing the seats from the aircraft and placing the shipments directly on the floor, secured with nets attached to the seat tracks.

" Now more than ever, regional aviation plays a key role in transporting essential supplies from the world's largest cities to remote areas. Airlines have turned to us, asking for a quick solution to allow them to convert passenger into cargo aircraft. We have developed this solution in record time, and are now able to support airlines in unlocking further potential to move even more medical cargo " explained Fabrice Vautier, Senior Vice President Commercial, ATR.

"In less than a month we put together a transversal team with colleagues from Engineering, Customer Support and Commercial to work with two hand-picked external suppliers to come up and certify this efficient and flexible solution " he added.

ATR specifies that depending on the solution chosen for the conversion, an ATR 72 will be able to carry between 4 and 5 tonnes of payload, whether for transporting vital medical equipment, medicines, food or other essential supplies.
Romain Guillot
Chief editor
Cofounder of Journal de l'Aviation and Alertavia


 
They made this section possible
Top stories
22 OCT 2020
A321 Freighters are on the rise A321 Freighters are on the rise
Following the A321P2F (Passenger to Freighter) led by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) with ST Engineering and Airbus, a new freighter conversion program concerning the Airbus A321 ... Continue Reading
22 OCT 2020
HAECO Xiamen completed its first Airbus A350 C-Check HAECO Xiamen completed its first Airbus A350 C-Check
HAECO Xiamen has completed its first heavy maintenance check (C-Check) on an Airbus A350. The aircraft belonged to Cathay Pacific and has now returned to its ... Continue Reading
22 OCT 2020
Windrose opts for NYCO turbine oil for its entire fleet Windrose opts for NYCO turbine oil for its entire fleet
Ukrainian airline Windrose Aviation has selected NYCO's Turbonycoil 600 synthetic turbine oil to lubricate the engines of its entire fleet. Windrose operates today with a fleet ... Continue Reading
22 OCT 2020
A321 Freighters are on the rise
22 OCT 2020
HAECO Xiamen completed its first Airbus A350 C-Check
22 OCT 2020
Windrose opts for NYCO turbine oil for its entire fleet
22 OCT 2020
AJW Group has purchased three ex-Thomas Cook A330s for their components
22 OCT 2020
Boeing revises its services revenue forecast for the next ten years
Top stories
A321 Freighters are on the rise
HAECO Xiamen completed its first Airbus A350 C-Check
World's first Airbus A350 Preighter belongs to Asiana
 
Latest News     Industry & Technology     Air Transport     MRO & Support     Aircraft Interiors     Editorials
© 2020 Le Journal de l'Aviation - All rights reserved