(Including for motoring-related uses where the spelling remains "combi".)
Alaska Airlines 737-400 combi aircraft in Barrow, December 2007.

In commercial aviation, the term combi refers to versions of various aircraft that can be used for either passenger, as an airliner would, or cargo duties, as a freighter would, and often have a partition in the aircraft cabin to allow both uses at once. Combi aircraft typically feature an oversized cargo door, as well as tracks on the cabin floor to allow the seats to be added or removed quickly. Typically, configured for both passenger and cargo duty, the passenger compartment is pressurized to a higher pressure, to prevent fumes from cargo entering the passenger area. As of 2009, many airlines converted some combis into full passenger service or full freighter service for a better profit. Only a few major airlines, such as KLM still operates the combis.

In the wake of the Helderberg Crash, new 747 Combis were made impractical due to increased demands of new regulations.[1]


  1. ^ "Fanning the Flames". Mayday. 2008-05-21.

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