Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
downscc

Load Those B737 Belly's!

Recommended Posts

Southwest Airlines carries 19.3 million pounds of belly cargo according to a Air Cargo article in Aviation Week & Space Technology (Apr 10 2006). The belly cargo leader is AmericaWest, 24.4 million lb. (all are 2005 figures), and following in 3d is Delta at 12.4 million lb..... that's a lot of stuff! And all this time I was just thinking I had to adjust the cargo load for number of passengers, but apparently this is only a small part of it.Alright, for the -F drivers: Top Ten North American cargo ports are Memphis (3.6 million metric tones (mmt)), Anchorage (2.6 mmt), Los Angeles (1.9 mmt), Louisville (1.8 mmt), Miami (1.8 mmt), New York JFK (1.6 mmt), Chicago O'Hare (1.5 mmt), Indianapolis (1.1 mmt), Newark (0.96 mmt) and Atlanta (0.76 mmt).According to the article, one of the most unique cargo terminals is at Las Vegas McCarren (1.6 million lb). Instead of perishables, lightweight high technology equipment or just-in-time inventories, Las Vegas is eclectic: Unique types of sea food packed in ice, rare orchids for high roller dinner tables, and stuff you and I have probably never seen or hear of.I found all this interesting. I'll start packing that 737-700 a lot fuller.


Dan Downs KCRP

Share this post


Link to post

Very interesting. Thanks for the information Dan. I will also be loading up a little more cargo. I think most of the time I would add for what I think my current passenger load would carry for baggage and not really consider additional cargo.I also believe some airlines carry mail as well.


Andrew

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    2%
    $705.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...