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Do you want to transport goods? AEROAFFAIRES charters your cargo aircraft and organises your customized freight transport.

A cargo aircraft or transport aircraft is an aircraft specially fitted out for the air transport of goods. In the civil field, cargo aircraft are different from airliners that carry passengers. However, in the military field, cargo aircraft used by the military can carry goods as well as soldiers and paratroopers.

We accompany you throughout the booking process to help you find the right aircraft to transport your goods. Nevertheless, it is important that you are aware of the specifics of each cargo aircraft. This will give you a better understanding of how air cargo transportation works.

Why rent a cargo aircraft and benefit from tailor-made air freight?

Chartering a cargo aircraft allows you to avoid all the constraints of airlines. We can transport your goods at the time and date you want. Contacting our experts also means benefiting from a tailor-made flight to any destination in the world. We find safe and customized solutions to meet all your needs:

– Urgent delivery of spare parts
– Routing of dangerous, heavy or oversized products
– Transporting goods to an isolated area
– Medical or humanitarian flight
– Private mail or parcels delivered in complete confidentiality

The 5 categories of Air Freight.

Thanks to our worldwide network of charter specialists, you have access to a wide range of aircraft capable of transporting your goods whatever your needs.

Cargo aircraft can be divided into 5 categories:

– Feeders: Transporting between 10 and 30 tons of cargo over medium-haul distances. These aircraft are mainly used to feed logistics sites.

– Regional-Freighters: These former passenger aircraft converted into freight aircraft are characterised by their single-aisle configuration and their capacity to transport between 25 and 65 tonnes of freight over medium-haul distances.

– Long-range freighters: These medium or long-haul aircraft can carry between 50 and 70 tonnes of freight.

– The wide-freighters: This category includes the largest cargo aircraft. They can carry between 70 and 110 tons of freight.

– Specific aircraft: These cargo aircraft are used especially for the transport of exceptional goods. They can be fitted out for the transport of toxic products, medical devices, military or spacecraft. These specific aircraft can also land easily on very short runways and on any surface.

 

The 10 most frequently used Air Cargo:

Boeing B 747-400 for long-haul aircraft

This aircraft is the most popular and best-selling member of the 747 family. In total, Boeing produced 694 units, initially used as airliners, many 747s were later converted to chartered aircraft. Nicknamed the Dreamlifter, this aircraft is ideal for transporting loads in excess of 100 tons over long distances. Entering the large-freighter category, it has a range of 13 hours, perfect for long-haul flights. The loading doors on the sides and nose of the aircraft make it easy to load cargo and can be adapted to suit all needs.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 909 km/h
– Amplitude: long haul
– Load capacity: 120,000 kg
– Total volume of goods: 735 m3
– Maximum distance: 7,169 km

 

Airbus A300-A600F for medium-haul aircraft

Similar to Boeing’s Dreamlifter, these two aircraft do not, however, meet exactly the same needs. The Airbus A300-600F is very popular on the market. It meets the demands of medium-haul freight and the transport of goods weighing around 50 tonnes.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 850 km/h
– Amplitude: medium-haul
– Load capacity: 47,000 kg
– Total volume of cargo: 426 m3
– Maximum distance: 3,943 km

Metro 3 for short distances

This aircraft is ideal for short flights and all circumstances. Even with critical weather conditions, this turboprop will be able to maintain its flight. Built in 291 units, this aircraft was first used a lot for passenger transport and by the Us-Army before being converted into a cargo plane.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 450 km / h
– Amplitude: short distance
– Load capacity: 2,000 kg
– Total volume of goods: 12 m3
– Maximum distance: 900 km

 

Antonov AN 225, the world’s largest cargo aircraft

This is the largest cargo plane in the world. Easily recognizable with its 6 turbojets, it can carry up to 250 tons of cargo on short and medium-haul flights. There is only one in service and it played an important role in the fight against the covid-19 in 2020. On 19 April, it landed at Paris-Vatry airport with 150 tonnes of coronavirus control equipment, including 8 million masks from China. He also flew for the Quebec government to deliver medical products in May 2020.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 800 km/h
– Amplitude: short/medium-haul
– Load capacity: 250,000 kg
– Total volume of cargo: 1,100 m3
– Maximum distance: 4,500 km

 

Lockheed L-188 Electra, for landing in isolated areas

This aircraft owes its fame to its ability to land in very isolated areas, even difficult to access. Equipped with four turboprops, it falls into the category of feeders. Mainly used for medium-haul flights to unpaved runways, it can carry up to 15 tons.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 592 km/h
– Amplitude: Medium-haul
– Load capacity: 15,000 kg
– Total volume of cargo: 91 m3
– Maximum distance: 2,037 km

 

Pilatus PC12, specialising in medical transport

A very versatile, safe and reliable aircraft, the Pilatus PC12 is known for its take-off and landing capabilities on very short runways. The Pilatus PC12 is a popular choice for businessmen. Also easily converts into a cargo plane. Very versatile, it perfectly meets the demands of medical transport, air freight or surveillance missions.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 500 km/h
– Amplitude: Medium-haul
– Load capacity: 4,500 kg
– Maximum distance: 2,900 kilometres

Beechcraft King Air 1900, excellent value for money for short distances

The King Air 1900 doesn’t have to prove all those qualities anymore. Marketed since 1991, this aircraft is still today one of the most widely used on the market. Its enlarged fuselage for passengers also allows to carry many quantities of goods. This turboprop can transport goods in all weathers and use airports with relatively short runways.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 800 km/h
– Amplitude: short distance
– Load capacity: 7,600 kg
– Maximum distance: 1,600 kilometres

 

Antonov AN-12, economical medium-haul aircraft

This Soviet aircraft was first used a lot by the army and military transport in conflict zones. It was then democratized and is now widely used for the transport of medium tonnage goods. Its rear doors allow a fast loading of all types of goods.

Recap :
– Cruising speed : 520 km/h
– Maximum range: Short and medium-haul
– Load capacity: 18,000 kg
– Total volume of goods: 90 m3
– Maximum distance: 2,100 kilometres

MIL MI-26, the world’s largest cargo helicopter

A Russian helicopter, this aircraft has been specially designed for oversized cargo. It can transport up to 20 tons of cargo to remote areas. This cargo helicopter is a perfect alternative to cargo planes for transporting large cargo.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 255 km/h
– Amplitude: Medium-haul
– Load capacity: 20,000 kg
– Total volume of goods: 110 m3
– Maximum distance: 455 kilometres

Eurocopter AS-332 Super PUMA

This Franco-German medium transport helicopter can transport passengers and freight at the same time. This makes it particularly useful for offshore operations. The Super PUMA is also widely used for military operations and sea rescues.

Recap :
– Cruising speed: 280 km/h
– Amplitude: Medium-haul
– Load capacity: 4,500 kg
– Cargo volume: 14 m3
– Maximum distance: 450 kilometers.

 

Why charter Air Cargo with AEROAFFAIRES?

Air freight is a non-negligible productivity tool. To accompany you in the choice of your cargo aircraft and to offer you the best services is our priority. We assure you:

– A flight representative: Our experts will accompany you before, during and after your cargo plane flight.

– Immediate profitability: Our technological tool allows us to compare in real time the 7,500 aircraft of 1,200 airlines. We are thus able to find the ideal cargo aircraft at the best price.

– Access to underserved airports: You will have access to isolated areas not usually served by scheduled flights. This will allow us to deliver your goods as close as possible to your final destination.

– A wide range of aircraft: We have access to more than 7,500 aircraft. All of them meet different needs. Thanks to our very varied fleet we will provide you with the ideal aircraft.

– Offsetting CO2 emissions to save the planet: Concerned about environmental issues, we have developed our own patented Sky CO2 Programme. So when you book your flight, 100% of the CO2 emissions generated by the flight are offset via a certified reforestation project.

 

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Charter a cargo aircraft with AEROAFFAIRES, our air experts answer all your requests 24/7 at +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82.