Emirates continues to adapt passenger aircraft
Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by using B777-300ER passenger aircraft with seats removed from the economy class cabin.
Emirates Engineering was given the task of implementing this response to the strong air cargo market demand for the rapid, reliable and efficient transportation of essential commodities such as PPE, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, machinery and other supplies.
By mid-July, Emirates Skycargo will be operating ten converted Triple Seven allowing for up to 17 t or 132 cbm of additional cargo capacity per flight on top of the 40-50 t cargo capacity in the belly hold of the widebody passenger aircraft. The modified aircraft are being deployed on routes to key production and consumer markets where the carrier sees maximum demand for movement of urgently required goods. (ah)