Date : 12th Dec 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled many airlines to convert their passenger aircrafts into freighters. In line with the same, Kuehne+Nagel has developed an integrated end-to-end logistics solution to support passenger aircraft into freighter aircraft (so-called P2F) conversions. The company has tuned its proven KN Interior Chain service towards P2F conversions.
The growth of air cargo, especially for e-commerce, implies a need for more than 1,500 aircraft to be converted from passenger to freighter. P2F conversion is an engineering challenge that requires a number of complex structural modifications of the aircraft, such as the installation of the main deck cargo door, removal of all passenger amenities, installation of floor grid and freighter floor panels for increased weights and many other modifications. A massive amount of structural items used during the conversion requires precise and reliable material management.