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AC560

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82 tons from HKG on the 200's are you having to stop in KHV or can you make ANC non-stop? What do you have to keep weight under to make HKG-ANC non stop.

Do all your planes have side door or are some nose only?
 

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82 tons from HKG on the 200's are you having to stop in KHV or can you make ANC non-stop? What do you have to keep weight under to make HKG-ANC non stop.

Do all your planes have side door or are some nose only?
82 tons isn't a full load, but might be on the edge of making it non-stop. It might depend on winds and destination WX. When I flew there, I never went non-stop HKG-ANC. The plane was always full to the gills. We usually landed at KHV at max-landing weight.

There was one plane that was only a nose-loader. Not that useful, as freight being loaded through the nose has a maximum height that is lower than freight loaded through the side door. If I remember, the nose loader was used only for military charters, where the didn't need the height.

There were several airplanes that were factory freighters (not conversions) that had both a nose door and a side door. When you had loaders that knew what to do (say at NWA in ANC) they could unload and load the plane very quickly.
 
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