United Airways has launched cabin cargo flights from London Heathrow to Chicago.
The transfer follows latest approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to move cargo in authorized storage areas within the passenger cabin.
The primary recreation lately departed with nearly two tons of mail within the passenger cabin, plus a full payload of cargo within the airplane's stomach.
Initially, cabin cargo shipments will likely be loaded on Boeing 777 and 787 plane that function cargo-only flights.
“At United, we’re doing all the things we are able to to maintain provide chains shifting and to satisfy the demand for vital shipments worldwide.
"By loading our current cabin storage areas with cargo and mail, we are able to transfer much more vital medical tools and different important shipments that the world must deal with through the pandemic," mentioned Liz Woolmington, senior regional cargo supervisor for United – Europe, Center East, India and Africa
United's unique cargo community at the moment serves six of its United States operations facilities and 18 airports worldwide.
Since beginning its cargo-only flight program in March, United has operated greater than 1,300 cargo-only flights.