Innovation from Airbus in the cargo sector

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
Comment on this article

Airbus is developing a modification for A330 and A350 family of aircraft which will enable airlines to install freight pallets directly on to the cabin floor seat tracks, after removal of the economy-class seats.

This solution will help with the airlines’ own business continuity, as well as alleviate the global shortage of belly-freight air cargo capacity because of the widespread grounding of long-haul aircraft in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it helps the industry to address the high demand for humanitarian flights to transport large quantities of medical equipment and other supplies rapidly over large distances to where they are needed.

Compared with loading cargo on to seats, this Airbus solution facilitates loading and unloading operations, as well as reduces wear and tear to the seats themselves. Other important benefits include the added security of robust fire protection, and the 9g load restraint capability to prevent anything from shifting in flight.

This material is protected by The Airports Publishing Network Ltd copyright see Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact


Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code