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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 I NTERNATIONAL A IR T RANSPORTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this chapter, the student should be able to: 1 Identify the types of air transportation services. 2 Identify the types of aircraft used in international service. 3 Identify basic international regulations regarding air transport. PREVIEW This chapter discusses how freight is transported by air, either in dedicated cargo planes, in combination passenger-cargo planes, and in the belly of regularly-scheduled passenger planes. 12-2 Chapter 12 International Air Transportation CHAPTER OUTLINE 12-1 Types of Service I. Cargo services that are regularly scheduled: freight airlines II. Planes used by cargo services contracted on a single trip basis: chartered planes 12-2 Types of Aircraft Differentiation: I. Passenger planes that happen to carry cargo II. Pure cargo planes 12-2a Passenger Airplanes I. Besides passenger luggage, most passenger planes can carry airfreight II. Most airfreight is “loose,” not palletized III. International cargo services on passenger planes are often unreliable because airlines “bump” freight for more passengers and their luggage. IV. International cargo is usually extremely urgent. a. Machine or computer parts needed for critical repairs b. Fresh produce or fish V. Constraints: a. Size i. Of airplane’s hold ii. Of airplane’s door b. Items prohibited from air transport VI. On-board courier (OBC) service means the freight (package) always makes the plane since it is with a passenger who has priority over freight. 12-2b Combis I. Combis—planes with cargo on the main deck as well as in the hold, traveling along with passengers II. Good for runs on which there is not much passenger demand III. Offsets cargo size restriction of passenger planes 12-2c Airfreighters I. Most airfreighters are “liners” in that they operate on a regular schedule. Most airfreighters are “liners” in that they operate on a regular schedule....
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- Spring '08
- International Air, International Air Transportations, passenger planes