What are the cargo specs of the aircraft?

  • Cargo hold length
  • Cargo hold width
  • Cargo door opening dimensions with door deployed
  • Maximum cargo weight
  • Is there any issue with opening the ramp for airdrop during flight?
  • What is the maximum capacity of the ramp when opened during flight?
  • Maximum range assuming maximum cargo weight
  • Are there tie-downs in cargo area with which we can attach airdrop tooling (some sort of roller system)
  • Do any of the aircraft already have cargo airdrop roller systems in place?
  • What is the minimum speed at which we can airdrop?
  • What is the minimum altitude at which we can airdrop?
  • Are the aircraft IFR capable?
  • Is there any restriction on cloud ceiling height under which the planes can fly?
  • Can all cargo be airdropped at once or would be multiple passes be required (due to weight-balance issues)?
  • What is typical operating cost per sortie for each type of aircraft (assuming max payload and max distance)?
  • What is the maintenance schedule requirements of each type of aircraft (how much down-time)?
  • What runway length is required, assuming full limit of cargo and full fuel?
  • Are any certifications required for the cargo/airdrop?
  • Are there any restrictions for the types of cargo that can be airdropped?
  • Are static lines available on all aircraft?