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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to convert civil passenger aircraft to Multi-Mission Tanker Transport (MMTT) aircraft in India earlier this year and this MoU also covered the scope of converting passenger jets into freighter aircraft that can be used to move cargos in domestic routes.

737-800 Converted Freighter will have a payload capacity of close to 24 tons and will feature a large cargo door, a cargo handling system, and seating for up to four non-flying staff or passengers.

The freighter has the capacity for 12 pallet positions that can accommodate 11 standard 88in x 125in pallets and one 88in x 62in a contoured pallet. The freighter can achieve a range of 3,700km when fully loaded. It can carry a fuel load of up to 26,025l.

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