Cathay Pacific undertakes B777 cabin cargo conversions


Asia Pacific-based MRO, HAECO Xiamen, has announced that it has provided Cathay Pacific with a design engineering and certification system that will enable the airline to use sections of its Boeing 777 passenger cabins, enabling the airline to carry more essential goods internationally. 

The modification is covered by a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and has been directly approved by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD), as well as coming under HAECO Xiamen’s HKCAD Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA).

The scope of the cabin work involves removing economy and premium economy seats and installing cargo bags in the space, which are secured using cargo nets and straps, and other associated safety equipment. The modification has been designed to comply with Boeing’s Multi Operator Message (MOM-MOM-20-0239-16B) guidelines. The modification kit was directly sourced and fabricated on-site by HAECO Xiamen.

HAECO Xiamen has also obtained HKCAD’s minor change approval for Cathay Pacific, which allows cargo to be placed on the seats of the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft. This second modification kit, again fabricated by HAECO Xiamen, includes cargo bags secured onto the existing seat structures. It has been reclassified by HKCAD as a minor change on a time-limited basis.


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