EFW, a composite and passenger to freighter conversion specialist, has launched a lightweight, robust Cabin Cargo Box for flexible storage concepts.

    The solution allows airlines to boost the cargo capacity in the main cabin to its maximum capacity. For example, if a full cargo composition is applied to an A330-200, a volume of up to 145 m³ and a payload of nearly 19 tons can be shipped with just one flight, in addition to the belly capacity.

    The Cabin Cargo Box, movable on wheels, offers easy and fast loading and unloading. It comes with an installation kit with latches designed to perfectly match with the seat rowing system at predefined positions and to ensure a safe and quick installation. The box can be used as a one side open version locked with nets or as a closed version either by canvas or by a solid door.

    The Cabin Cargo Box solution is an advanced opportunity to implement individual cargo solutions optimised to airlines’ needs with just minor modifications: flexible and reversible.

    With this solution, specific load authorisations can be achieved and it provides the capability of carrying large and heavy items in the cabin. The solution can be issued with Supplemental Type Certification (STC) when merited, which EFW is authorised to do under its EASA-certified Design Organisation Authorisation (DOA).