Passenger-to-Cargo Conversions: A Humanitarian Mission
Cincinnati, Ohio | February 01, 2021 | For Immediate Release
Global Aerospace Design Corporation (Global) successfully obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the conversion of a Boeing 777-300 fleet from passenger to cargo carriers.
Due to the downturn in air-travel, many airlines have converted their passenger carriers to freighters this year. As a result, Global began offering an expedited passenger-to-cargo solution, allowing operators to keep utilizing their assets during the pandemic. Taking advantage of the opportunity, our customer opted to convert their Boeing 777-300 fleet to transport medical supplies, as well as other goods needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is our honor to provide airlines with the ability to carry supplies in support of the ongoing fight against the pandemic,” stated Todd Hamblin, Vice President of Business Development at Global. “This is more than a project for us. This is a fight for the health and wellbeing of everyone.”
For this program, all seats, excluding the first row, were removed from the cabin and the galleys were retained but deactivated. Furthermore, zones were established throughout the cabin for ease of loading and unloading cargo. While this project represents just one option, there are numerous configurations achievable with our approach.
As our industry navigates the challenges of the pandemic, Global will continue to diversify our services to support our customers. For more information regarding passenger-to-cargo conversions contact us here.
About Global Aerospace Design Corporation
Global is a technical services organization dedicated to meeting all aircraft certification and modification efforts. Our team possesses a diverse skill set that enables us to provide engineering services, as well as holistic program management and support. For more information visit us at gadc.aero or contact us.