13 APRIL 2020


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Article from BTNews 13 APRIL 2020

Seats for cargo

Amsterdam-based safety products company Trip & Co has recently developed a solution that will enable airlines using passenger cabins for air cargo transportation to increase safety, efficiency and ease.

The worldwide air travel ban as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has significantly reduced the number of passenger flights and threatened to produce a shortage of air cargo capacity.

Usually, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport averages 35 cargo flights per day. This number has doubled since the crisis began, which can be seen as a worldwide trend. An increasing number of airlines are now using their passenger aircraft for cargo flights, loading their passenger cabins with cargo, including on passenger seats. Some airlines have even removed seats to convert their passenger cabins into large cargo holds.

Since 2019, Trip & Co has been developing a solution for cargo transportation in passenger aircraft cabins.  Its approval and arrival in the market could not be better timed.

Tijmen Koster, Trip CEO, said: “There is no need to remove passenger seats, allowing for less conversion time before an aircraft can operate in its new role. Also, there is hardly any conversion once restoring operation as a passenger aircraft.”

The capacity is of 80kg per seat with a weight of just 4kg.


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