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Postby avi-addict » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:11 pm

At the moment watching 120 BBC B's episode on 'Undercover Boss' - CEO of DHL is undercover. They had a view on the loading activities around and in the aircraft.

Decpite of the rails the cargo holders are on the handlers still have to push it physically to load the cargo hold....I thought maybe at least it was done by some sort of electrical moving conveyer tracks of some sort....not really manually.

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:47 pm

avi-addict wrote:I thought maybe at least it was done by some sort of electrical moving conveyer tracks of some sort....not really manually.
I think on the newer types (B744) they have a roller track system that does that for you. The older models (and Jurassic models like the B732) it's all pushed into position manually. Having a bad roller track system (broken rollers etc) makes it very hard for the loaders to push the containers/pallets. The pallets (loaded with freight) weigh roughly 2 tons or even more on some other airplanes.

I flew for a certain airline in Belgium years ago (airplanes Liberian registered) and the owner "revamped" the whole main deck. The "ball mat" was made from teflon and the rollers were also teflon. The system was so smooth that you could load the airplane with just one guy. Obviously teflon isn't "aviation" certified so he would never be able to pull that off in a first world country registry.

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:10 pm

Moertoe Pilut wrote:Obviously teflon isn't "aviation" certified so he would never be able to pull that off in a first world country registry.

But you forget that Zoompie is the teflon king, nothing sticks to him so he probably would have approved the mod :haha: :haha:

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:49 pm

Bell 407 wrote:But you forget that Zoompie is the teflon king, nothing sticks to him so he probably would have approved the mod :haha: :haha:
I was talking about getting it approved in a first world country, I wasn't talking about Zoompie land :bingo:

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:56 pm

My sincerest apologies oh great one :-)

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:08 pm

Bell 407 wrote:My sincerest apologies oh great one :-)
I just checked, the Liberian's accept your apology Sir 407 :bingo:

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:17 pm

This is a 737-200 Combi, Avi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWBZwky6Ajk


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