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“Optimization” of Lower Deck Cargo Systems
The ability to carry cargo efficiently in passenger aircraft has influenced airline economics to the point that optimisation of the freight capacity is mandatory.
This document discusses the alternative loading possibilities in defined Lover Deck Compartments and their doors to cater for current and future trends in ULD dimensions.
As a result items for study centred on:
Optimisation of the available volumes
Freight capacity resulting in the selection of “Pallets”-doors for both the Forward and AFT Compartments.
Flexibility to meet Freight and Baggage requirements.
Possible load arrangements to optimize aircraft C of G
Bulk Cargo Compartment
Additional LD3 Container position in AFT/Bulk compartment to cater for an uneven number of Baggage container, allowing the carriage of an additional pallet.
What is regarded as an optimum is presented.
Lache, N., "“Optimization” of Lower Deck Cargo Systems," SAE Technical Paper 880973, 1988,
Airbus Industrie Toulouse, France
14th International Forum for Air Cargo and International Air Cargo (1988)
Proceedings of the Fourtheenth International Air Cargo Forum-P-213
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