Okay, while we sit here in the snow and ice pondering our next post, I thought I’d share this little gem with you.
The proud folks at Boeing, the parents of air transportation everywhere on the planet…
… have finally decided that maybe, just maybe, a shipping container is for just that. Shipping stuff.
You see, when aircraft move cargo, they don’t use a shipping container, they use a palletized system that allows that cargo to be loaded with a high level of versatility and efficiency.
But what if you could just shove that loaded shipping container (and several of it’s friends) into the cargo bay of a modern aircraft and just fly off into the wild blue yonder?
I mean, military aircraft carries heavy equipment all the time.
So, the idea of moving containers using aircraft should be doable, right?
Check this out;
And BOEING is serious about this;
Number – US 9,205,910 B1
Title – CARGO AIRCRAFT FOR TRANSPORTING INTERMODAL CONTAINERS IN TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION
Inventors – Lowell B. Campbell, Mukilteo, WA (US); and Victor Ken Stuhr, Seattle, WA (US)
Assignee – The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on – Aug. 20, 2015
Appl. No. – 14/830,867.
Application 14/830,867 is a division of application No. 13/968,422, filed on Aug. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,139,283.
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