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Old Apr 11, 2020, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by CanadaDH
An AC 777-300ER being converted to hold more cargo, from AC facebook page...
There also a link in the Press Release above to the photos.
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 12:03 pm
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QUOTES from article:

"Loading cargo on the main deck is a very different process than in the belly. The goods are not in containers, for one thing. Also, the main deck floor has different weight load limits than the belly. Smart engineering helps address these issues.

Specific areas on the floor are marked for the loading of boxes and weight limits are strictly enforced. The goods are secured with netting to ensure the boxes do not shift in flight.

The conversion doubles the aircraft capacity for time-sensitive shipments, including urgent medical supplies. Masks and other personal protective equipment is light enough to fly in the cabin and with the new layout even more can be carried on each flight."


Full article

https://paxex.aero/2020/04/air-canad...removed-cargo/
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by CanadaDH
An AC 777-300ER being converted to hold more cargo, from AC facebook page



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Wow!

Basic Economy gets more and more bare bones by the day.
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Wow!

Basic Economy gets more and more bare bones by the day.
Yes, but just look at all that leg room!
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Wow!

Basic Economy gets more and more bare bones by the day.
But look at all that legroom!
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 1:46 pm
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It's the next step for #ACCamping . After inflatable beds in J class, bring your own foldable chair for Y.
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700
Those boxes are congregating in an important area of the plane, blocking part of the aisle and some are stacked in front of the bulkhead.

​​​​​​Combustable, unsupervised cargo in a cabin without an automatic fire suppression system?
Looks like the first part of the post was tongue-in-cheek, but in case the second part is a legitimate question: I think they can get away without an automatic fire suppression system because the cargo (masks etc) while flammable, can't spontaneously combust, unlike many items traditionally carried in the lower cargo hold.
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by CZAMFlyer
Looks like the first part of the post was tongue-in-cheek, but in case the second part is a legitimate question: I think they can get away without an automatic fire suppression system because the cargo (masks etc) while flammable, can't spontaneously combust, unlike many items traditionally carried in the lower cargo hold.
No idea what the revised protocol will be. Much like the old 74M/74E Combi days, the front end crew will more than likely be required to do spot checks at prescribed intervals, and quite possibly see the addition of larger halon extinguishers in addition to the existing hand-held ones. If they are removing 422 seats these would be the 77P-high density 777-300's.
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by CanadaDH
An AC 777-300ER being converted to hold more cargo, from AC facebook page



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I find the sheer size of the cabin astounding, it just seems so much bigger than you would expect!
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Wow!

Basic Economy gets more and more bare bones by the day.
Post virus, they just need to install seats facing inwards along the walls for passengers who can't stand for 12 hours and some handrails for everyone else to hold onto during turbulence. I bet they could fit thousands of people on one of these planes!
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 3:54 pm
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If you look at the photos, it looks like the J seats were kept in place...
Guess they will still be deflated when the birds go back into regular service
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 7:28 pm
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Does anyone know which FIN # of the three 777-300ERs where they removed the seats from?
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by altiguy
Does anyone know which FIN # of the three 777-300ERs where they removed the seats from?
744, 745, 746

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Old Apr 11, 2020, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
Does anybody know if Matthew Lee (Contrails Aviation Photography) works with AC? He certainly seems to get the inside scoop on anything AC!

On another note, it is quite something to see all these 77W cabins completely void of seats!
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Old Apr 11, 2020, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by codfather
Does anybody know if Matthew Lee (Contrails Aviation Photography) works with AC? He certainly seems to get the inside scoop on anything AC!

On another note, it is quite something to see all these 77W cabins completely void of seats!
yes he does
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