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UPS’ cargo loading answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

1. Nearly 200ft long and nearly 20ft wide.
2. They help to load the plane fast.
3. About two tonnes of packages.
4. Teams of people load the containers simultaneously, and it takes only a couple of minutes to move a cargo container onto a plane and secure it.
5. Because the inside of a plane’s fuselage is curved and curved cargo containers allow UPS to use more of the space inside the plane.

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UPS’ cargo loading

Here’s a short video that describes UPS’ process of quickly loading a 757 with its cargo containers.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

Have a great weekend!!

1. How big is the interior space of a 757 if you removed the seats?
2. Why are cargo containers used by UPS?
3. How much can each cargo container hold?
4. What are the advantages of cargo containers?
5. Why do cargo containers have funny shapes?

How UPS Cargo Containers Work

No matter how far you are from your nearest neighbor, if you live in the United States or Europe, UPS can deliver to your address. UPS can deliver to 80 percent of the planet within 48 hours, so if you live somewhere else, it’s still pretty likely that UPS can find you to drop off or pick up packages.