How PASSENGER planes are CONVERTED to carry CARGO! Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

Captain Joe

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    Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel and in today’s video we'll be talking about the recent trend of passenger planes being converted into cargo planes due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. What is the reason for airlines to strip and refit their aircraft, what special considerations need to be taken into account and why is this a big deal?
    It’s time to convert so let's get started!
    First things first, what is going on in the aviation industry, no planes to be seen in the sky. The corona virus has taken control entirely, except for the Cargo operators, more about that in a few seconds.
    However since my Corona virus video at the end of february, we all know the virus has spread rapidly around the world with the US recently passing 300,000 confirmed cases and 93% of the world's population are living in countries with some form of border restriction ranging from banning travellers from specific countries all the way to some nations banning all entry to their country entirely. Now because of these unprecedented border controls being put in place as well as numerous travel bans and a downturn in the economy, many airlines are seeing their demand of flights dry out like never before. Many are operating at a tiny fraction of their expected demand with some being grounded completely or only for charter flights responding to the virus outbreak.
    Because of this downturn, many passenger airlines such as American Airlines are facing financial uncertainty and huge losses from the drop in revenue. It is important to remember that almost all the fixed costs have remained for airlines with the notable exception, no fuel costs since aircraft are ain’t flying. Airlines are still paying to keep the planes airworthy, staff salaries, regular airport fees for parking, high airplane lease fees and countless other costs. This means that many passenger airlines are seeing money quickly disappear and therefore are desperately looking for solutions to avoid bankruptcy.
    Whilst cutting staff is one way to reduce costs, in my opinion that should always be the last resort, but airline managers always seem to cut salaries first, many airlines are now looking at the option of flying cargo only flights as a way to keep their aircraft flying and making at least some money. Some airlines such as Air New Zealand are flying international cargo flights on behalf of their country's government to collect vital medical supplies or deliver time sensitive cargo such as perishable exports. One of the flights from Singapore to Auckland using a Boeing 787-9, which is capable of carrying over 300 passengers, only carried 4 passengers plus the crew. Hows that for premium service! It’s pretty obvious that the airline wouldn’t have made any money on such a small number of passengers but the key is the massive cargo holds, normally full of passenger bags, now being free for additional cargo. Some airlines are taking this idea even further by using passenger areas for extra cargo space to carry more goods especially equipment like ventilators needed so desperately in Europe and North America.
    See more in the video!
    Thank you very much for your time! I hope you enjoy this video!
    Wishing you all the best!
    Your "Captain" Joe
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    1. haitham abou zaid

      Think you captain Joe

    2. Vitali Levin

      Oh god, that World War Z soundtrack hit me right. Such a powerful piece conveying the right emotions for these uncertain times.

    3. Aaron Smith

      I'd like to know why they don't fly ticketed, paying passengers on the upper deck of 747 freighters. If its been converted from a 747-400, that aircraft has about 20 business class seats on that upper deck. They don't put cargo up there, so its just wasted space.

    4. Darren Almeida

      Multi use tools are always more valuable, even if it is an airplane.

    5. sonic23233

      I work for FedEx

    6. kanchan mishra

      How do you fill cargo in the nose of 747 f

    7. D C

      To everyone in the Freight industry worldwide stay away from the Self Loading Cargo ! Great Channel 😁.

    8. Lilianneterre Lachesys

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    9. Yalcin Yalcin

      Hello Captain Joe! I am doing a research paper and was curious where I could find financial information on freight companies or even statistics could you be of any help

    10. Justin Bednarek

      PEEP The world war z background music in the intro

    11. Jackthedragonkiller

      What I hear: Captain Joe What I see: First Officer Joe jk jk, I love the content, in fact when I found your channel it's because I was trynna get into Flight Simulator and believe it or not some of this stuff actually helped me better understand how planes work. Thank you!

    12. Tom Corwine

      4:48 Harmony of the Seas! Hell, yeah! Beautiful ship!

    13. Francis Machila

      I am still puzzled by how the wings of a plane can carry so much fuel..They seem to thin to be able to store several thousand tons of fuel. Or what is the volume of an aircraft's tanks

    14. Pyzar Mohammad

      Good. Philippine airlines just signed an agreement with the national government to transport over 3 million dosages of Covid-19 vaccines from Russia to Philippines late this September using their retired Airbus A340 and this is exactly how they're going to convert the passenger airliner into a freighter. initial mass vaccination in the Philippines using Russia's Sputnik V will commence in early to mid October.

    15. Dirk van den Berg

      It is a revelation to me that passengeraircraft-fuselages are designed very differently from cargoaircraft-fuselages. This video shows perfectly what fuss it is to convert a plane. Well done!

    16. Mist

      That star alliance and EdelWeiss Plane at 2:18 REEALLLLYYYYY Annoys me.

    17. E. Marquise Sanders

      So is this temporary or are the permanently converted from passenger to cargo airliners?

    18. bvt9268 calgaryab

      Hi Joe, who gonna serve you cargo crew members during the flight. Is there any flight attendent on board?

    19. bvt9268 calgaryab

      Awsome thank you for ur explantion

    20. ChaosZombie999

      America got as bad as it did because of a special individual...

    21. Veronica Fleitas

      In this time of covid19, passenger planes have carried cargo And cargo planes like Kalitta Air brought passengers back home from China


      Cap.Joe,Canyou tell me in which country do you live,Please.

    23. The_Bounty_Hunter

      Hi Joe, Are the airlines going to refurbish the cabins before allowing passengers on again? We have a mobile team that could take care of that.

    24. TheRealHax

      How to convert to cargo: Put cargo on seats Put cargo in pod Put cargo in overhead bin Put down the window shades Done.

    25. Eastern wisdom

      Watch this aviation lover real video Cargo aircrafts

    26. Edgelord Contrarian

      Just switch to doing low-gravity experiences, I bet everyone is dying to experience weightlessness.

    27. Edgelord Contrarian

      If you load a plane wrong it will stand on its tail

    28. Edgelord Contrarian

      I would pay more for a JATO rocket-assisted takeoff.

    29. Winson Tan

      Cool vid Capt'n Joe! Question, given how badly passenger airline have been impacted... e.g. Qantas slashing 6000 jobs and storing 100 of their planes... Does it make any commercial sense for these predominantly passenger planes to start transporting cargo - given the amount of extra work needed?

    30. Kski67

      Joe absolutely fascinating topic. The Carriers who adapt stand a good chance to hopefully get through this and survive.

    31. Igor Grodzki

      All this converting makes me want america to CONVERT TO METRIC

    32. Telemahos Romeos

      corona Born in the USA Et coronam Satyricon ....https: //www.

    33. The Fountain Action

      This is the worst Aviation threat in Aviation history.

    34. Kissinger Kiss

      I am from Kenya and KQ (Kenya Airways) is doing exactly the same thing.

    35. Tibor Dvoracek

      A round of applause to ALL People helping to fight against the coronavirus

    36. Atul Thomas

      Please share the link to get the keychain

    37. Bea

      hey i am a nurse in the UK and I want to move into aviation but is there a difference between the qualification of cargo and commercial flying?

    38. Anonymous

      The song is from muse that is used in wwz

    39. Okhee Leem

      So that's why their are so much planes flying my house.

    40. JK _official

      Aegean only

    41. Christine & Alfred Bookman

      FOrgot to ask ...have you been to AZ? Pima Air Museum? Need to see the miles and miles of airplanes, “parked” in Arizona desert, adjacent to City of Tucson? Keep up the fun shows... am not a pilot but am a great traveler! Enjoyed the piece with fellow pilot “Alex” ... so sweet ... why can’t we all get alongside like you and Alex did? Respectful and fun. Quatar Air was posh, fabulous service and smooth as silk! Loved that flight! Also experienced the Airbus superjumbo from Singapore Air, Narita to LAX. We thought it old take hours to board 800+ passengers, but not so. Best of luck. Stay safe.

    42. Christine & Alfred Bookman

      Love your channel! How can I get two (2) key chains? Hope you are doing well. We’re from Washington state (Boeing country). We travel a lot, visited 120 countries in past 30 years. Unfortunately, everyth8ng planned for 2020 cancelled. Fear that small air carriers (and cruise ships) will fold, due to Cov-19. Kindly advise how to get 2 red keychains. Can’t believe you got a tattoo (was that a bet, after reaching 1M subscribers?). Hope you are well. Your face has aged since you started this site... anxiety and job change will do that. Great job.

    43. Sarge084

      Multirole aircraft in the Royal Air Force were a reality many years ago. The venerable VC10 was purpose built as PCF (Pax-Cum-Freight) aircraft with cargo doors on the main deck and floor restraints built in. Side guidance and rollers were fitted to the floor restraints for aircraft pallets. The floor restraints could also be used for cargo nets and chains for wheeled loads. We used to put Land Rovers on the VC10. The RAF PCF Tristar was a conversion, it had a cargo door fitted at Marshall's of Cambridge and could be loaded with standard 108 x 88 inch aircraft pallets. Seating and galleys were on pallets and could be configured in various mixes of passengers and freight. It would be interesting to see civil PCF aircraft being used for remote community airports, so that aircraft don't operate only half full of passengers with the spare space used for freight.

    44. Amar Ayiz ayiz

      nice vid cpt keep it up

    45. Jacksonjack9000

      what about after this all? they will ahve to convert it back

    46. rollvideo

    47. Mrman Yousef

      Now aviation job i mean to be a pilot now is not worth it anymore

    48. Train Gaming

      I've been watching your vids for a year now and you truly have inspired me to be a pilot and I just wanted to say that i bought a flight simulator to see how fun flying,taxiing,and landing is and although my Landings have been rough I have had tons of fun and can't wait till I have money for flight school and becoming a GA pilot. (I have about 60 hours in xplane11 which is my flight simulator of choice and most of them have been in a Cessna and DC3 which although bulky it is very fun!)

    49. ShooterReadyStandBy

      Any updates on the backordered key rings?

    50. Kaiden Shao

      Is this your latest video?

    51. Scott Campbell

      Boeing 787 on plane with non recirculated air? Hepta/HVAC breeding ground for virus/bacteria?

    52. Tushaar Pandey

      hi captain!!

    53. _M4gp1e_

      Hi captain joe you have really inspired me to become a pilot I love your vids!

    54. Dmitry Molotov

      I bet you still have to pay for more than one bag though. Lmao

    55. Radek Kubiak

      Weight of medical equipment is low. Space is the limit.

    56. Simon Ngai


    57. i'm in the ghetto ratatata Cargo and Passenger Charter Flights

    58. SdD tyw_

      Stay safe and wash your hands

    59. Oliver Steiner

      When did you stop flying B747?

    60. Mark Ivanowich

      My brother had a "remove before flight" keyring on his luggage for identification. The tag was stolen.

    61. TuanVN 2007


    62. a320

      And why do portholes are usually removing during passenger-to-freighter conversion?

    63. Priya Anandasorupan

      Thank you Captain Joe

    64. Hymek 57

      Can pilots for the same type simply move from passenger to cargo cockpit and visa versa.?

      1. ZK-APA

        Ian Hitchings there would be some basic training, otherwise yes they can

    65. Ramyak Jain

      His birthday is on my birthday -21 June

    66. VI M

      From what I heard, the execs of Cebu Pacific, a Philippine budget carrier, decided to slash their own salaries to keep their employees.

    67. Mr. McKinley

      Wizzair is actually flying the A321 NEO not 320 ;)

    68. 韦小乐

      OMG 1:53 I’m one of the ground staff of this airport 😂😂😂 its in Guangzhou China (CAN)

    69. نادر الی راحمان

      While many passenger planes are being converted to cargo, certain models such as B777-300ER and Airbus 330-300 cannot be converted into conventional freighters.

    70. viscount757

      Just came across your channel. Enjoy your videos but re the channel's name, don't airline captains in your country have 4 stripes? Not a big deal but a bit misleading to viewers. Or were you a captain when the channel was created and then downgraded to first officer on a larger type which sometimes happens?

      1. ZK-APA

        viscount757 he’s not an airline captain (ie commander), but since he has a cpl or above(in his case atpl)by definition he can call himself captain

    71. madmark50484

      Captain Joe what do you think of the much wanted collaboration with Mentour Pilot? I know you guys have different styles but you 2 are both fine aviators and you're differences would make excellent viewing. Being both professionals I would imagine it would be a civil and intellectual discussion.

    72. igotanM16

      Air Canada pulled all 422 seats out of their B77W's to accommodate more cargo volume and weight. They are bringing PPE from Tianjin to Vancouver, and then they split the freight between 3 planes that go to Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. AC has got the right idea.

    73. God Shadow Hero

      Joe are you a pilot that flies people over seas

      1. Mike P

        Joe flies a cargo aircraft, a Boeing 747 Freighter:

    74. TMG PLAYZ

      Are you still a first officer

    75. Stephen Hinkle

      I have an idea for a video. How do airlines create the master plan of which flight goes out of which gate number? Is it random or is there a method to it?

    76. Sam videos

      How many flying hours do you have?

    77. Axel Swerve

      Hey i want to become a pilot do you have any tips for like classes i should take in school and such?

      1. Mike P

        You will need these: GCSE Maths, English & Science grade C and above.

    78. Eric Larson

      What 747 do u fly? The 747-400 or 747-8?

      1. ZK-APA

        Eric Larson he flies both

    79. Slapshot 007

      Hi captain joe! I am used to hearing excellent English from Germans but still most have a stronger German accent than you. Were you taught English in England or by a native English speaker? Pure curiosity. All the best from the UK.

    80. Kyrel Deffner

      Hi my Name is Kyrel and I am living in Trier ( Mabye you know it) a City near to Luxembourg. My big Dream is to become a pilot for Luxair cargo. My question is how to get at Cargolux and in gerneral a pilot what‘s Ur tip for me ( I am 15)

    81. DigitalDankness

      hmm... 3 bars. your not a captain, your a first officer.. i know its not as cool sounding but it is what it is. not what you want it to be. you even have a video telling people that 4 bars is captain and 3 is first officer.. so... yeah.

      1. ZK-APA

        D-bug Citizen there are 2 definition of captains One is an airline captain, who is referred to as commander Other is anyone who can legally act as a pilot in command (ie a cpl holder or above)

    82. Nick Ryckx

      0:44. Sweet! Audi?

    83. Christopher Leamons

      I didn't even know this was happening. It makes sense, though.

    84. Brian Wilder

      Ventilators really Capt. Joe? How many people are actually on ventilators? How many people have died because ventilator misuse and malfeasance has caused lung damage? Do drug lords fly their own airplanes? Did Epstein fly his own airplane to pedophile island? Do arms traffickers and human traffickers fly their own airplanes? As a population group it is my opinion that pilots may be one of the sleaziest! Now shove that Wienerschnitzel where the sun don't shine Capt. Joe.

    85. The Grabisoft

      unpopular opinion here but im glad that finally airlines can take the toll instead of us the passengers since forever. airline companies have been immensely abusive in the past few decades, reducing space and services in favor of getting extra seats and saving money. not to mention their shitty policy of over selling seats and not giving responses when some incident happens such as getting a rude treatment from the stuff or simply bad service in general. i mean, its not great for the world economy but i think air line companies can finally drink some of their own poison for once.

    86. kuebbisch

      Do cargo planes have a PA system? I can only imagine the "converted" pilots/planes starting their flight: Request pushback clearance, PA: "All doors in flight", taxi, take off, PA: "Good morning ladies and gentlemen, our flight time today will be 1:20h and the weather at our destination is sunny, 20°C. Enjoy your flight!". Cargo: ...

    87. Karamvir singh

      Hey captain, can you please tell best cpl schools which are affordable and best as well. You know what I mean😀😁, as I wanna pursue my career in this industry. Thank you.

      1. ZK-APA

        Karamvir singh there’s no concept of “best” flight school. Just make sure you can research and find a school which is legit, and doesn’t have a major backlog. And assuming you’re from India, if you’re planning abroad, make sure that the school knows their dgca stuff

    88. The Ready Family

      I have a suggestion for a video do a video on what is a flare on landing

    89. Lausi Meyer

      Dear Captain Joe, one topic would be interesting at them moment: storing aircraft. What has to be done to store them (is there still fuel in the tanks)? Do aircraft need normal maintenance or C/D-Checks while standing around for some weeks? Are they getting moved around to prevent damages of immobilisation? How long does it take, to get them into service again? A video would be great!

    90. Forseti MMIII

      hey joe, what type of plane do you prefer?

    91. Jared Lenton

      Do you have a gold play button yet and a silver one? You should be eligible to claim one👏 100,000 subscribers= Silver Play button. 1,000,000 subscribers= Gold Play button

    92. Double Dribble

      Captain Joe, why do you want to fly a Cargo Plane instead of Passenger Plane? Besides wanting to fly Boeing 747....

      1. ZK-APA

        Double Dribble that’s the airline which was hiring at that time, so he took it (paraphrasing him)

    93. Siddaiah technical chanel in telugu

      Thank you so much sir. Did you explaind well . And i have small doubt. A commen man can visit cockpit area?

      1. ZK-APA

        Siddaiah technical chanel in telugu depends on the airline and country’s policy For India, in some airlines after landing they may allow you to see the cockpit

    94. Stephen Smith

      Air New Zealand is doing a retro fit on a Boeing 777-200 to cargo

    95. db da

      Habe eine Frage. Wie berechnet man V1, VR, V2 und die Landegeschwindigkeit?

    96. JAVI

      They do not convert, it's just a way to slow down a sure thing. Bankruptcy. Which is coming. One way or another

    97. Sultana Parvin

      Can I get your prsnl email....I've something to talk to u...

    98. NuclearErick

      Captain Joe i know in passenger planes pilots dont eat the same food,how and what you guys eat in cargo planes, bring the own food, buy a small plate from the same companies comercial do, microwave ? etc thanks for the videos stay safe and nice flight cheers from Brazil

    99. M J

      The US just passed 600,000 confirmed cases. 😷🤒😞

    100. ABCantonese

      Why do freighters have such short range? Are they removing fuel tanks?

      1. ZK-APA

        ABCantonese if you check the max payload, the 747-8f has a higher payload capacity (by weight) than the 747-8i And you have to remember, that though there is a max fuel capacity, it is actually limited by weight. That is you can’t operate the aircraft with max payload and max fuel. You’ll have to reduce either one of them

      2. ABCantonese

        @ZK-APA Not if you look at the numbers for example, the 747-8, the freighter has a lower OEW, higher MTOW, apparently no loss in fuel storage... I definitely doubt that flying with the same amount of fuel and TOW would give you a different range. Which now I guess because the question. What range numbers are these? Max payload/MTOW?

      3. ZK-APA

        ABCantonese more cargo=more weight=less fuel=less range