Air Freighter Encyclopedia

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Cargo Aircraft Reference

When aircraft need to be chartered, which aircraft is chosen can have a big impact on your move. From fast, light jets to super heavy, voluminous freighters for project freight, we have interfaced with operations all over the planet to deliver the best possible service for our customers. These are some of the planets most popular aircraft for moving freight.

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Airbus A330-200F

  • Range: 4,500 miles
  • Payload: 70 tonnes
  • Pallet Capacity: 31 pallets
  • Container Capacity: 2 LD3 containers
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Antonov An-12

  • Range: 2,235 miles
  • Payload: 22 Tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 361 knots
  • Not available for charter in America
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Antonov An-26

  • Range: 1,553 miles
  • Payload: 22 tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 238 knots
  • Not available for charter in America
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Antonov An-124

  • Range (max cargo load): 1,987 miles
  • Range (max): 9,315 miles
  • Payload: 165 tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 430 knots
  • Take off distance at max weight: 8,270 feet
  • Not available for charter in America
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Antonov An-225

  • Range (200 tonnes payload): 2,500 miles
  • Range (max): 9,569 miles
  • Payload: 250 tonnes
  • Cargo volume: 46,000 cu ft, 142′ x 21′ x 14′
  • Cruise Speed: 432 knots
  • Not available for charter in America
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Boeing 727-200F

  • Range (max payload): 1,836 miles
  • Payload: 35 tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 500 knots
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Boeing 737 Freighter

  • Range: Between 1,500 and 3,825 miles depending on aircraft generation
  • Cargo Volume (737 MAX): 1,814 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (737-400): 1,373 cubic feet
  • Cruise Speed: 430 knots
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Boeing 747-400F

  • Range: 8,830 miles
  • Payload: 124 tonnes
  • Pallet Capacity: 30 on main deck, 11 on lower deck
  • Cruise Speed: 504 knots
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Boeing 747-8F

  • Range: 8,900 miles
  • Payload: 150 tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 504 knots
  • Pallet Capacity: 34 main deck, 14 lower deck
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Boeing 757-200PF

  • Range: 2,935 miles
  • Cruise Speed: 452 knots
  • Pallet Capacity: 15 on main deck
  • Payload: 44 Tonnes
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Boeing 767-300F

  • Range: 3,225 miles
  • Cruise Speed: 459 knots long-range cruise, 489 knots max cruise
  • Payload: 52.7 tonnes
  • Pallet Capacity: 30 LD2 + 24 88″ x 108″ pallets
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Boeing 777 Freighter

  • Range: 5,715 miles
  • Payload: 112 tonnes
  • Cargo Capacity: 23,051 cubic feet
  • Cruise Speed: 470 knots
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McDonnell Douglas DC10 Freighter

  • Range: 6,600 miles
  • Cruise Speed: 490 knots
  • Payload: 63 Tonnes
  • Container Capacity: 33 88″ x 108″ containers
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Short SC7 Skyvan

Short Skyvans are twin engine, turboprop aircraft which can get into short airstrips in remote areas. Their large rear cargo doors permit bulky overside freight while the aircraft’s relatively small size and economical turboprop engines allow for low operating costs.

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CASA C212 Aviocar

CASA C212 Aviocars are similar to the Short Skyvans in that they are twin-turboprop powered light aircraft with rear doors that facilitate easy cargo loading. Over 500 of these aircraft have been produced, and serve 41 different nations. They are readily available for freight air charters.

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Pilatus PC12

The Pilatus PC12 is a swiss-made aircraft famous for go-anywhere short field ability, a powerful and reliable Pratt & Whitney engine, and its gigantic cargo door, which can accept standard pallets. One of the most popular aircraft in America for air charters, a Pilatus PC12 can handle most anything that can be thrown at it.

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Pilatus PC24

The newest aircraft from swiss manufacturer Pilatus, the PC24 combines the large cargo door capable of accepting a standard pallet from the PC12 with the speed, reliability, range, and altitude of a twin engine business jet. The PC24 also features the go-anywhere off airport ability which Pilatus is famous for.