Magnetic MRO is lending a helping hand to airlines by offering temporary passenger aircraft cabin modifications amid the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

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

    An increasing number of airlines, including Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and LATAM, are now using their passenger aircraft for cargo flights and many are now having to load up passenger seats with cargo to meet the global demand.

    In light of this, Magnetic MRO company’s DOA (EASA Part 21J) team is now ready to provide its customers with cabin modifications for transporting covid-19 medical cargo in primarily passenger cabin aircraft.

    The company has certification and experience in providing both types of modifications that are allowed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

    One modification option can be done while leaving the seats and fixing cargo boxes on them with the special straps, while the second option allows the removal of seats, leaving 0 PAX LOPA with change to type of operations.

    Head of design organisation at Magnetic MRO, Vytis Petrusevicius, said: “Being able to support both options allowed by EASA, our team can offer prompt support so airlines can continue to operate and contribute to their countries during this difficult time.”

    “Additionally, we can also support the execution of modification, providing customers with one-stop-shop solution and ensuring the efficiency of the service, which is crucial at this time.”

    In addition, Magnetic MRO DOA holds STC and can also provide cabin modification for medical stretchers installation on various aircraft types, including A321 Family, B737-800, B747-400, B777-300, ATR and others.

    Such modifications can support airlines to utilise their passenger cabin fleet in relation to covid-19 medical assistance requirements.

    Visit magneticmro.com for more information.