Parts supplier Colibri Aero and design firm J&C Aero have developed a new way to transport cargo in the A320 family. The Cargo Seat Bag is designed to maximise available cargo space in the passenger cabin, keeping them safe and secure.
The kit for a triple seat has 76 x 76 x 147 cm of space and can carry up to 75 kg of cargo, on the top of the seat. Additionally 9 kg can be stored under the seat, totalling 252 kg per a triple seat block.
“In February 2020, amidst the growing concerns over what now is known as the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to put additional resources to the project in order to have a certified modification as soon as possible,”said Laurynas Skukauskas, the Chief Commercial Officer at J&C Aero to AviationPros
According to the manufacturer, the kit can be installed within just several minutes and is capable of hosting postal correspondence, household goods, electronics, medical equipment and humanitarian aid.
“We are all in this together and we have to help airlines to adapt during these challenging times.”said Laurynas Skukauskas, the Chief Commercial Officer at J&C Aero
Cargo Seat Bag has already been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and has received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The kits are developed in compliance with Structural Integrity, Fire Protection and Emergency Evacuation requirements.
The Cargo Seat Bag can now be used for commercial and humanitarian cargo transportation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Being able to promptly apply temporary modifications for passenger cabins for cargo purposes may allow aircraft operators to increase cargo capacities thus adapting operations to the growing demand for cargo air deliveries between countries and regions”said Laurynas Skukauskas, the Chief Commercial Officer at J&C Aero