Aircraft Specifications for Cargo

The below table contains a non-exaustive list of cargo aircraft commonly used for domestic and international cargo movements. The weights and volumes in this table are only indicative of aircraft capacities under ideal conditions. Real world conditions and limitations will determine actual transport capacities. Please consult with air operators at the time of contract cargo service. A downloadable copy of this can be found here

     

Aircraft

 

Payload (kg)

 

Volume (m3)

 

Usable Hold Size (cm)

Door Size (cm)

L

W

H

W

H

Piper PA-31
Piper PA-31 600 4 386 103 130 65 113
Kingair 90
Kingair 90 1,000 4 368 127 120 160 109
Metro II
Metro II 1,250 18 900 110 27 135 130
Cessna 406
Cessna 406 1,400 7 340 129 130 120 120
Embraer Bandeirante
Embraer Bandeirante 1,500 14 590 133 144 180 143
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Bell UH-1 Iroquois 1,760 6 262 233 132 188 122
Dornier 228
Dornier 228 1,950 18 635 127 147 133 138
Metro III
Metro III 2,000 12 918 115 105 135 130
Dassault Falcon 20 Cargo
Dassault Falcon 20 Cargo 2,041 10 609 152 140 187 140
Shorts SD 360
Shorts SD 360 3,200 42 840 176 180 141 167
Saab 340
Saab 340 3,850 36 1,110 162 175 135 130
Mil Mi-8
Mil Mi-8 4,000 23 534 230 180 234 182
Kamov Ka 32
Kamov Ka 32 5,000 7 452 130 132 120 120
Antonov An-26
Antonov An-26 5,500 30 1,110 220 160 230 167
ATR 42 Cargo
ATR 42 Cargo 5,700 51 1,385 226 175 127 153
BAe HS 748
BAe HS 748 6,000 55 1,055 190 180 267 172
Fokker 27
Fokker 27 6,000 62 1,524 210 190 232 178
Convair CV-580
Convair CV-580 7,030 67 1,577 236 198 300 180
Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo
Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo 8,165 52 957 266 208 250 208
BAE ATP Cargo
BAE ATP Cargo 8,200 78 1,550 200 180 263 172
ATR 72 Cargo
ATR 72 Cargo 8,200 76 1,796 226 175 127 153
BAe 146-200F
BAe 146-200F 10,000 78 1,780 260 190 333 193
Antonov An-74
Antonov An-74 10,000 52 1,050 215 220 240 227
McDonnell Douglas DC 9- 15F
McDonnell Douglas DC 9- 15F 10,400 91 2,340 274 205 346 206
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook 10,886 42 930 229 198 220 190
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Lockheed L-188 Electra 15,000 91 2,200 274 210 355 198
Antonov An-12
Antonov An-12 18,000 85 1,355 280 240 280 240
Boeing B737-400F
Boeing B737-400F 19,237 154 2,440 319 214 340 210
Boeing B737-300F
Boeing B737-300F 19,275 130 2,324 317 214 348 216
Eurocopter AS-332 Super Puma
Eurocopter AS- 332 Super Puma 20,000 17 681 180 147 130 135
Mil Mi-26
Mil Mi-26 20,000 110 1,200 320 310 290 320
Lockheed L-100- 30 Hercules
Lockheed L-100- 30 Hercules 21,000 140 1,609 301 260 301 274
Boeing B727-200F
Boeing B727-200F 24,042 186 2,712 351 213 340 218
Tupolev Tu 204
Tupolev Tu 204 28,500 170 3,200 318 210 340 210
Boeing B757-200F
Boeing B757-200F 36,000 238 3,327 353 213 340 218
Ilyushin IL-62
Ilyushin IL-62 40,000 230 2,798 317 212 345 200
Airbus A310-300F
Airbus A310-300F 40,500 270 3,300 477 240 318 244
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 54 55F
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 54 55F 41,000 201 3,100 322 218 355 215
Boeing B767-200F
Boeing B767-200F 42,000 367 3,116 442 250 340 244
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 62F
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 62F 42,000 220 3,300 322 218 355 215
Airbus A300 B4F
Airbus A300 B4F 44,500 300 3,550 477 245 318 244
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 71 73F
McDonnell Douglas DC-8 71 73F 45,000 302 3,900 313 210 350 216
Airbus A300- A600F
Airbus A300- A600F 47,000 426 4,070 528 245 358 256
Ilyushin IL-76T and IL76-TD
Ilyushin IL-76T and IL76-TD 48,000 180 1,850 345 325 345 325
Boeing B767- 300F
Boeing B767- 300F 54,000 450 3,890 450 250 340 250
Lockheed L1011 TriStar
Lockheed L1011 TriStar 55,000 440 3,300 485 274 431 284
Ilyushin IL-76TF
Ilyushin IL-76TF 60,000 400 3,114 345 325 345 325
McDonnell Douglas DC-10F
McDonnell Douglas DC-10F 65,000 484 3,725 558 234 356 259
Airbus A330-200F
Airbus A330-200F 70,000 475 5,882 528 245 358 256
Boeing MD 11F
Boeing MD 11F 85,000 575 4,400 488 244 350 259
Ilyushin IL-96- 400T
Ilyushin IL-96- 400T 88,000 580 4,444 571 286 485 287
Boeing B727-200F
Boeing B777-200F 103,000 653 4,412 582 315 372 315
Boeing B747-200F
Boeing B747-200F 111,583 759 4,800 486 304 340 312
Antonov An-124
Antonov An-124 120,000 750 3,648 640 440 640 440
Boeing B747-400F
Boeing B747-400F 120,200 735 4,800 486 304 340 312
Boeing B747-8
Boeing B747-8 140,000 857 5,430 486 304 340 312
Antonov An-225
Antonov An-225 250,000 1,100 4,535 640 440 640 440
     

Adapted from Air Charter Service