Additional cargo capacity

The modified passenger cabin of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 aircraft.
The modified passenger cabin of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 aircraft.
In July, HAECO Xiamen announced it had obtained approvals for a new design engineering solution that will enable Cathay Pacific to utilise sections of its Boeing 777 passenger cabins to carry cargo. The modification involves the removal of economy and premium economy seats to install cargo bags, which are secured with cargo nets, straps and other associated safety equipment. The design is in line with Boeing’s Multi Operator Message guidelines, with the modification kit directly sourced and fabricated on site by HAECO Xiamen. The alteration is covered by a Supplemental Type Certificate and has been approved by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department ("HKCAD"); it also uses HAECO Xiamen's HKCAD Part 21J Design Organisation Approval.

In addition, HAECO Xiamen has obtained a 'minor change approval' from HKCAD, which will allow cargo to be carried on the existing seat structures of Cathay Pacific's Airbus A330 aircraft. Both solutions will allow the airline to utilise a greater number of its aircraft for cargo flights, enabling Cathay Pacific to carry more essential goods internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Additional cargo capacity

Additional cargo capacity

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