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Cargo can be transported by passenger, cargo or combi aircraft:
- Passenger aircraft carries freight in the cargo area under the passengers, the so-called “belly”. Cargo can also be transported in the passenger cabin as hand-carry by an “on-board courrier”.
- Cargo aircraft carries freight on the main deck or in the belly by means of nose-loading or side loading.
- Combi aircraft carries cargo on the main deck behind the passengers’ area with side loading and in the belly.
- Allaz, Camille (2005): The History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century, p. 8