TOPIC 6: ULD & AIRCRAFT (AIR CRAFT (MAIN STRUCTURE (Fuselage (body),…
TOPIC 6: ULD & AIRCRAFT
MOST USED AIRCRAFT
• Belly of the aircraft may be utilized, however mainly in the main deck of an aircraft.
• The floor is reinforced and door is widen for easier loading cargo.
• Usually cargo Aircraft uses pallets which are prepared in advance in the warehouse.
• The floor has rollers with lockers to move cargo as well as fixing the cargo during transportation. Or by nets, belting and ropes if no pallet system installed.
COMBI-AIRCRAFT (MIXED PLANE):
• Combine passenger and cargo e.g. Boeing 747M=Mixed
• 747M has number of seats removable for room of as many as 13 pallets.
• Used for carrying passenger as well as cargo.
• Cargo is carried in the belly under the passenger cabin.
• Belly is accessible by loading hatch (from outside)
• Air and Light facility is provided so that live animals can be transported.
• Belly first servers baggage, airmail then regular cargo
FEW CONFIGURATIONS: Loading capacity is maximum amount of cargo measured in kg and cubic meter that an aircraft can carry. (kg/m3)
AIR CARGO INCLUDES
•Baggage as cargo
•Oversized / Heavy
LOADING CHART (TACT 8.2 and 3.10.8)
•Each a/c will be listed with maximum dim. in cm or in inch ( inch in italic)
•Draw lines for clarity/ clearance
•Loading chart should be used as a guideline only.
•Tilting in the airfreight world means the piece can be laid on it’s side (H become W) (tilting mean angling in other means of transportation)
WEIGHT/ VOLUME LIMITATIONS
•There are some weight / volume restrictions for the a/c.
•Maximum payload for the specific aircraft which can vary based on length of flight, weather, etc…
•Maximum weight for a specific hold
•Maximum weight for a specific compartment
•Maximum weight per piece of cargo which may vary from a/l to a/l or from station to station depending on manpower or equipment available.
•The largest size or volume that a hold or a compartment can handle.