HAECO Cabin Solutions, a business unit of the HAECO Group with headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, has launched new, certifiable devices to allow package stowage in the main passenger cabin.
As the COVID-19 environment developed, the company saw that airlines were beginning to use passenger flights strictly for cargo. At the same time, social distancing directives were being instituted nationwide.
Four solutions were developed in less than a month. The solutions will be certified through a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and are unique in the amount of weight that can be carried. The palletised variant can hold 1000 lbs, the all-in-one seat frame can hold 500 lbs, and the seat and floor storage systems can each hold up to 240 lbs.
The solutions build upon existing seating and interior technologies and can be delivered in four to six weeks. Variants can be combined for both single and twin aisle aircraft to achieve an ideal operational payload.
Doug Rasmussen, president of HAECO Cabin Solutions, said: “We are pleased with the strong interest we have already seen from airlines and leasing companies and delighted that we can offer a quick, cost-effective solution to maximise yields during this challenging time.”