Airbus A320

UPRIGHT LOADING

Upright loading refers to large or heavy packages loaded with the assistance of mechanical ground support equipment and is manoeuvred through the door in an upright position.

 
Width (cm)
 
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
85
Height (cm)
 
10
282
267
244
225
205
186
165
148
141
20
282
262
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
30
282
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
40
282
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
50
279
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
60
279
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
65
279
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
65
279
261
243
225
205
186
165
148
141
 
Length (cm)

TILTED LOADING

Tilted loading refers to large low density cargo which may require hand manoeuvring through the door in a tilted position to avoid obstructions.

  Width (cm)
  10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 85
Height (cm)  
10 323 323 321 318 316 310 303 277 268
20 323 323 321 318 316 307 296 273 265
30 323 321 317 314 304 295 278 260 254
40 243 315 311 301 290 282 262 248 243
50 311 309 291 281 271 257 242 231 228
60 290 273 269 247 234 224 217 211 208
65 270 254 241 229 217 208 202 198 193
  Length (cm)

 

Maximum Load Holds
Front
Compartment
AFT
Compartment
Rear
Compartment
Hold 1
3402 kg
(13.28 cu) 469 cu ft
Hold 3/4
2426 kg : 2110 kg
(9.77 cu) 345 cu ft
Hold 5
1497 kg
(8.50 cu) cu ft

 

LIVESTOCK - AIRCRAFT LOADING RESTRICTION

  • Only dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and tropical fish can be accepted for carriage.
  • Livestock MUST only be loaded in Compartments 31, 42 or 51, which are ventilated and heated.
  • Maximum 2 dogs or Cats.
  • Maximum 100 kgs of small mammals or birds.

FLOOR - BEARING LIMITATIONS

  • The maximum floor bearing capability on all GF aircraft, either in/on ULDs or in loose holds is 68 kgs./Sq. ft. (732 Kgs. / S. Mtr.).
  • Whenever this limitation is exceeded 'spreading' must be used.