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Singapore Airlines Cargo
Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo), the fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and incorporated in 1 July 2001, is the world's second biggest airfreight carrier in terms of international freight tonne kilometers (FTK) . It has a network spanning 68 cities in 36 countries, with 8 billion Tonne Kilometer capacity and modern aircrafts.
- ICAO Code: SQC
- Callsign: Singcargo
A round the world service was introduced in October 31 2001, flying from Singapore to Hong Kong, Dallas, Chicago, Brussels, Sharjah, and back to Singapore on Wednesdays, and on the Singapore, Hong Kong, Dallas, Chicago, Brussels, Mumbai, Singapore route on Fridays.
When incorporated in 2001, nine of Singapore Airlines' Boeing 747 MegaArk freighters where transferred to the new cargo startup at market value, and henceforth, all new freighter purchases were to be from the new company's books. All cargo hold spaces in the passenger planes are to be managed by the company too after inking an agreement with the parent company.
SIA Cargo operates 14 Boeing 747-400 MegaArk freighters, with a further aircraft on order (at March 2005). The Boeing 747-400 MegaArk freighter, with a 110 tonne payload and 8,245 km range can carry more payloads further than any other commercial cargo aircraft.
Features of the Mega Ark
- Front loading capacity - Cargo can be loaded from the nose, which means the ability to accept big, odd-sized items. MegaArk can carry 20 or 40-foot intermodal containers; and with the large nose door, sea-air transfers can be handled with ease and maximum efficiency.
- Additional air conditioning equipment - The equipment can regulate the temperature in the main deck compartment to between 4 and 28 degree Celsius
- Special cabin pressure system that can maintain conditions at 8,000 feet altitude.
- Singapore Airlines Cargo
- Singapore Airlines Cargo Fleet Detail
- Article about the airline's formation
- Singapore Airlines
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