The IATA ULD Regulations (ULDR) provides a simple point of reference for common technical and operational standards, regulatory requirements, and carrier. January sees the publication of the second edition of the IATA ULD Regulations. One might well ask, coming just one year after the first. Users of the ULD Regulations. Customer Type. Example. ↗ Airlines . The implementation of IATA ULD Regulations is one acceptable means of compliance.

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At present there is no certification standard for straps as there are for containers, pallets and nets, however a standard is in process and awaiting FAA implementation. Ground Operations Operational Issues. These loads are extremely high, in order to prove that the design is capable of restraining the contents of the loaded ULD under extreme flight conditions, for example:.

These pallets occupy approximately three LD3 positions it occupies two positions of one row and half of the two positions of the following row or four LD2 positions. Upper deck ULDs are just like lower deck ULDs that are either the full width of the plane with two corners of the profile removed lower deck LD6 loweror that container is cut in half, down the center line of the plane, lower deck LD3 and upper deck AAX.

This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat The use of a strap or fitting picked up from the floor of the terminal is unsafe. Aircraft loads can consist of containers, pallets, or a mix of ULD types, depending on requirements. Many air cargo companies use main deck ULDs that have both features called dual-profile, so that on smaller planes such as the Boeingthey are stored widthwise and have two corners contoured, and on the bigger Boeingthey can be rotated 90 degrees and shipped in parallel like LD3s, so that only one corner is contoured when being used like an LD3.

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By using this site, you yld to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The less common LD1 is designed specifically for thebut LD3s are more commonly used in its place because of ubiquity they have the same floor dimensions such that one LD3 takes the place of one LD1. The use of cargo straps to secure any rebulations of cargo in lieu of a net requires great care and should only be done in accordance with the carriers specified procedures.


In order to obtain approval or certification from the authorities, the designer must submit calculations and test results to show that the ULD is able to withstand the loads required while being restrained in the manner laid out in the TSO standards. PMCs can only be loaded in cargo compartments with large doors designed to accept them small regulattions compartments are container only.

These standards also state clearly that unless a ULD is specifically designed to be handled by a forklift it aita not be so handled; otherwise damage may result. Lists What are lists? This single location in Victoria: A unit load device ULD is a pallet or container used rrgulations load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft.

In some aircraft the two types must be mixed as some compartments take only specific ULDs. ULD pallets are rugged sheets of aluminum with rims designed to lock onto cargo net lugs. Cargo straps are typically of 2 types:. The uses the smaller LD2s and LD8s because of its narrower fuselage.

IATA 2018 ULD Regulations – Unit Load Devices – ULDR – English – 6th edition

Comments and reviews What are comments? They are also used to secure heavy items loaded inside a container subject to certain conditions. Position 1 letter identifies ULD category certification, ULD type, thermal units ; [46] Position 2 letter identifies standard base dimensions: Login to add to list. This single location in All: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

What the actual dimensions of contoured upper deck ULDs are is very hard to know, because most manufacturers only profile width, length and height data. These can be identified by the first letter of their identification code:.

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Whether certified or non certified, no damaged ULD or pallet should be used for aircraft loading purposes. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Unit load devices. Empty containers should always be stored in suitable container racking, set up for easy transfer to dollies or other handling equipment without the use of a forklift. ULD containers, also known as cans and pods, are closed containers made of aluminum or combination of aluminum frame and Lexan wallswhich, depending on the nature of the goods to be transported, may have built-in refrigeration units.


Any resulting damage is not only a cost to aircraft operators but may also creates a condition which is hazardous to aircraft safety. Nets may be permanently attached to a pallet along one side by locking the fittings in place or may be completely removable. On cargo aircraft, ULDs are often used in combination with netted pallets. The IATA standard system comprises 3 leading letters, 4 or 5 numerals and 2 trailing letters.

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Container capacity of an aircraft is measured in positions. Public Private login e. Outdoors racking should be equipped to prevent containers blowing away in windy conditions. Both straps and tie down fittings may only be deemed safe when issued by the owner airline. Be the first to add this to a list.

While airlines may choose to make their own definitions as to exactly what types of ULD may or may not be loaded on their aircraft, it should be remembered that many ULD are transferred between aircraft and even other airlines before reaching their destination.

With the exception of a ULD which is approved for forklift handling, they should never be left on the ground even if empty.

Certified ULD must be used on all aircraft which have holds that are of insufficient strength to contain their contents during extreme flight conditions and rely on the ULD being locked to the floor of the hold.

Policies vary from airline to airline as to whether such transfers are allowed. Non certified ULD may be used in an aircraft having a hold structure which is deemed capable of withstanding the forces from the contents during extreme flight conditions. Main deck ULDs use curves for the contoured shape to truly maximize cargo volume.