Gecas equips narrowbody freighters with FLSs
Telair International, a Sweden-based provider of cargo handling systems to facilitate loading of aircraft cargo compartments, has received certification for its new flexible loading system (FLS) for all current production and in-service Boeing 737 aircraft.
The system, "an industry game-changer" according to Anders Helmner, president and CEO of Telair International, enables containerized cargo (baggage, mail, and parcel freight) to be carried in an aircraft's lower hold, along with bulk-loaded bags.
Gecas, one of the world's largest commercial aviation lessors, will offer the FLS to its B737-800 freighter conversion customers on aircraft entering service in Q2/2018. As announced at last year's Paris Airshow, Gecas has committed to convert 30 B737-800s to freighters. (ah)