AIRE Centre of Excellence has been working hard to develop an EASA approved minor modification to allow the cargo operations in passenger cabin to transport medical equipment (masks, gloves, clothes) to keep up the fight against COVID-19.
AIRE DOA team has put the best effort to achieve the “special” cargo configuration solution through minor modification approval to support Airlines for the essential service they are providing for humanitarian cargo transportation.
Means of installation and relevant configuration are fully compliant with structural integrity, fire protection and emergency evacuation requirements following EASA, IATA and TCH recommendations.
The solution is based on the utilization of nets compliant to TSO 90C to fix the cargo on passenger seats, installed according to aircraft LOPA; being a temporary condition, AIRE includes in the Minor Mod documentation the reverse instruction to return to the normal passenger configuration.
Documentation package, including AFM, W&B and SB is ready in less than 2 days, aligned with the strong commitment AIRE team is putting to support aviation in the current situation.
Minor modification is a dynamic and effective solution faster than Article 71 exemption, through NAAs, which allows Airlines to bring medical supplies to support coronavirus fighting.
AIRE Centre of Excellence is at the service of Airlines to defeat the public enemy and see aircrafts shining again in our skies soon.