A fixed-wing aircraft with the purpose of carrying cargo rather than passengers is referred to as a cargo aircraft (also known as a freight aircraft, freighter, airlifter, or cargo jet). Such aircraft often have one or more big cargo loading doors but typically no passenger amenities. Freighters may be flown by commercial passenger or freight airlines, by private parties, or by a nation’s armed forces.
Typically, cargo aircraft differ from passenger airplanes in that they have a wide/tall fuselage cross-section, a high wing to allow the cargo area to sit ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to the ground, several wheels to allow it to land in improvised spots, and a high-mounted tail to allow cargo to be driven straight into and out of the aircraft.
All cargo carriers, including integrated express carriers, normally use both wide- and narrow-body jet aircraft to convey air freight to both local and foreign locations. Only freight is allowed to be carried on the main deck and lower deck of freighter aircraft. The freighter floors include built-in rollers that assist in securing the cargo.
To secure the freight, hook locking capabilities are available along the floor. The ability of some freighters to hoist or lower cargo using built-in winches is very useful for positioning and moving heavy goods inside the cabin.
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