Unit Load Devices
ULDs are essential for loading freight transported by air. Although ULDs are required to ensure the safe and reliable restraint of cargo during a flight, the standards for using them vary widely across the industry. With around 900,000 aircraft ULDs in service representing a replacement value of over USD $1 Billion,Â ULDs are expensive assets that require correct handling. ManyÂ people in the industry do not know that ULDs are aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety.
This course provides a simple point of reference for common technical and operational standards, regulatory requirements, and carrier requirements applicable to overall ULD operations.
- Be fully familiar with the aviation regulations as they apply to ULD operations
- Be fully conversant with the limitations applicable to aircraft and to the ULD
- Understand the relationship between effective ground handling of ULD and consistent safety com-
pliance of ULD when loaded to an aircraft
- Know the limitations of their knowledge, and the importance of eliminating guess work from any
cargo restraint activity.
- Definition of Aircraft Unit Load Device
- Basis of these Regulations
- National Regulations and Advisory Material Applicable to ULDs
- Operatorâ€™s Responsibilities
- ULD Identification
- Technical Specifications
- Documentation and Messaging Specifications