As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes examines the way operators and manufacturers have helped to solve this problem.
Below the floor of every passenger aircraft is the belly hold. This space not only caters for your suitcase, it also allows additional air freight to be carried, adding vital capacity to the global air cargo market.