Delta Gets FAA Approval to Use Overhead Bins of Widebody Aircraft for Cargo
Delta has received approval from the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) to utilize the overhead bin space of widebody aircraft for cargo.
The special cargo flights, using idle aircraft that would
otherwise be parked, are keeping vital supply chain lines open
during the global COVID19 pandemic.
“We thank the FAA for their cooperation in
allowing us to increase our cargo capacity,” said Shawn Cole, vice
president – Delta Cargo. “This really has been a joint effort
across our business and will enable us to utilize the overhead bin
space to move even more vital medical and protective equipment on
each flight for the COVID19 pandemic efforts.”
Earlier this month, Delta began operating
cargo-only services to transport
essential goods and medical supplies, among other items.
Delta is also considering whether to remove the seats
on some of its passenger aircraft to give it even more cargo