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General Requirements for Powered Drive Units (PDUs) in Aircraft Cargo Systems

2019-10-02
CURRENT
AIR4165B
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is intended to assist the user (aircraft manufacturer/airline) in the following areas: a. In the decision of whether or not to plan for the installation of a powered drive system in the cargo loading system (CLS) during the definition of the aircraft on-board cargo loading system. b. If a powered drive system is decided upon, to provide general requirements to be considered during the preparation of component specifications for the powered drive units (PDUs) to be used. This provides a selection of criteria in order to obtain an optimum PDU for the application considered.
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Environmental Degradation of Textiles

2019-04-24
CURRENT
AIR1490C
Since cargo restraint devices made with textiles should have a predictable service life, there should be data available so that predictions can be made. This document compiles available information on textiles of the types used in air cargo restraint devices and reviews the degradation characteristics of each. Textiles are used primarily in cargo restraint nets on air cargo pallets and nonstructural containers, restraint nets installed in cargo aircraft, and similar applications.
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Air Cargo Equipment Tracking Device - Performance and Test Requirements

2018-10-16
WIP
AS7353
Develop an AS for the minimum performance requirements for tracking devices that are utilized to track the location and other environmental conditions of a piece of equipment that will be transported on-board an aircraft, .i.e ULD, TCC, FRC. The AS will define test requirements or regulation that a device will need to meet to demonstrate no impact to its use on-board an aircraft operation and its crew. The goal would be to request a TSO be developed based on this new standard.
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Air Cargo Unit Load Devices - Performance Requirements and Test Parameters

2018-10-16
WIP
AS36100C
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines the minimum performance requirements and test parameters for air cargo unit load devices requiring approval of airworthiness for installation in an approved aircraft cargo compartment and restraint system that complies with the cargo restraint requirements of Title 14 CFR Part 25, except for the 9.0g forward ultimate inertia force of § 25.561 (b)(3)(ii).
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Air Cargo Lashing Line

2018-05-16
WIP
AS8995
This standard defines the minimum performance and test requirements for air cargo lashing line. Air cargo lashing line may be used for repair, replacement, or tensioning on an air cargo net approved in accordance with NAS3610 or AS36100 (TSO-C90) where approved by the net manufacturer in the net's Component Maintenance Manual or equivalent document. Air cargo lashing line may be used on cargo to stabilize or prevent the shift of the cargo when the air cargo lashing line is used underneath a net or inside of a container that meets the requirements of TSO-C90. Air cargo lashing line may be used within an aircraft’s bulk cargo compartment for cargo stabilization and shift prevention when that use is not limited by the aircraft’s Weight and Balance Manual. Air cargo lashing line must not be as a replacement for an air cargo strap that provides primary restraint of cargo to an aircraft or pallet.
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Fire Resistant Container - Design, Performance and Testing Requirements

2018-04-05
WIP
AS8992
This Standard specifies the minimum design and performance criteria and testing methods of passive fire resistant containers ( FRCs ) for carriage on aircraft main deck, to be used: (a) either in those cargo compartments of civil transport aircraft where they constitute one means of complying with applicable airworthiness regulations, (b) or on a voluntary basis, when deemed appropriate by operators to improve fire protection in aircraft cargo compartments where airworthiness regulations do not currently mandate their use.
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ULD for Aircraft Transportation of Horses

2017-09-11
CURRENT
ARP1621C
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) defines minimum requirements for an aircraft transport ULD to transport horses properly and safely by air, to protect the horse(s) from injuries, and to protect the aircraft from corrosion created by waste spill. The ULD is designed to accommodate one horse or several. There are two types of ULDs for aircraft transportation of horses:
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Cargo Restraint Straps - Design Criteria and Testing Methods

2017-05-08
CURRENT
AS5385D
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) aims at identifying the design criteria and testing methods adequate to guarantee the ultimate load and operational dependability of cargo restraint strap assemblies with a typical 22250 N (5000 lbf) rated ultimate tension load capability, as used by the airline industry in order to restrain cargo on board civil transport aircraft during flight: a cargo loaded and tied down onto airworthiness certified air cargo pallets, themselves restrained into aircraft lower deck or main/upper deck cargo systems and meeting the requirements of NAS 3610 or AS36100, or b non-unitized individual pieces of cargo, or pieces of, cargo placed onto an unrestrained (“floating”) pallet into either lower deck or main deck containerized cargo compartments of an aircraft.
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Air Cargo Unit Load Devices - Reference Documents

2017-04-13
CURRENT
AIR36105B
The present SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides a list of the main government regulations, SAE and international standards, and standing industry recommendations applying to air cargo unit load devices (pallets, nets, and containers) to be loaded with either baggage or freight on board civil transport aircraft.
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Air Cargo Unit Load Devices – Testing Methods

2017-03-14
CURRENT
AS36102B
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) specifies the testing methods to be used to substantiate performance of air cargo containers, pallets and nets (Unit Load Devices) for airworthiness approval in accordance with NAS 3610 or AS36100.
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Air Cargo Unit Load Devices - Performance Requirements and Test Parameters

2016-06-06
CURRENT
AS36100B
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines the minimum performance requirements and test parameters for air cargo unit load devices requiring approval of airworthiness for installation in an approved aircraft cargo compartment and restraint system that complies with the cargo restraint requirements of Title 14 CFR Part 25, except for the 9.0g forward ultimate inertia force of § 25.561 (b)(3)(ii).
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Effects of Hanging Loads (e.g., GOH) on ULD Performance

2016-05-24
CURRENT
AIR4359A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information on the subject of Air Mode containers used for transporting "Hanging Loads" such as Garment-On-Hangers (GOH), or other roof supported cargo. It suggests considerations and recommendations for roof loaded containers to transport hanging loads efficiently and safely by air and to protect the aircraft floor and cargo system from damage due to overload conditions.
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Fire Containment Cover - Design, Performance, and Testing Requirements

2016-04-05
WIP
AS6453A

This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS), identical to ISO 14186, specifies the minimum design and performance criteria and testing methods of fire containment covers (FCCs) used either:

    a. in those cargo compartments of civil transport aircraft where they constitute one means of complying with applicable airworthiness regulations, or
    b. on a voluntary basis, when deemed appropriate by operators to improve fire protection in aircraft cargo compartments where airworthiness regulations do not mandate their use.

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Air Mode Active Containers Conditioning Performance

2015-10-20
WIP
ARP5741A
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) defines a series of test procedures to determine the temperature conditioning performance of air mode containers with active conditioning systems, a classification system for air mode containers with active condition systems, a standard means of expressing conditioning performance within each classification and a standard means of documenting test results.
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Wide-Body and Standard-Body Aircraft Lower Deck Cargo Compartment ULD Capacities

2014-12-05
WIP
AIR1869D
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) covers information relative to ULDs (Unit Load Devices) container and pallet configurations, maximum usable container, pallet and bulk compartment volumes and tare weights for the lower deck of various wide-body aircraft. Bulk compartment volumes are also included for standard-body aircraft. This document brings together data concerning the lower deck capacity of wide-body and standard- body airplanes. The information includes airplanes manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, British Aerospace, British Aircraft, Fokker-VFW, Hawker Siddeley, Ilyushin, Lockheed and McDonnell- Douglas.
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Aircraft Cargo Door Opening/Sill Details for Ground Support Equipment Interface

2014-09-30
CURRENT
AIR1673B
Manufacturers/designers of all aircraft equipped with a pallet/container capability have provided a means of linking the ground loaders/elevators with the aircraft sill for the smoother transfer of pallets and containers into or out of the aircraft holds. Use of the aircraft attachment points may be used as a means of averting damage to the aircraft door frames and other important parts. Latch-on guarantees fore and aft and vertical alignment of the loader bed with the aircraft doorway, when used in conjunction with the appropriate ground equipment. This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) has been prepared by SAE Subcommittee AGE-2A to present a review of the current range of aircraft attachment points on wide body aircraft and those narrow body aircraft with a ULD cargo capability. Airline operators, who utilized these facilities, have been faced with a growing number of adaptor bars necessary to suit each type of aircraft and door position.
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Cargo Compartments Maximum Package Size Calculation Methodology

2014-03-25
CURRENT
AIR4899A
The methodology for maximum package size loading is based on a mathematical method allowing the calculation of maximum package size tables. This method does not in principal differentiate between bulk loading and cargo system loading. However, some restrictions have to be considered: Some cargo systems generate pre-determined pallet trajectories. Envelope curves depending on the pallet size and the possible trajectories have to be determined first. Door geometric limitations (with or without cargo loading system) Turning limitations due to weight, load geometry and conveyance capability Securing requirements This document is not intended for airline operational use. It should be used by engineers performing calculations or developing computer programs to produce Maximum Package Size tables specified in AS1825.
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Methodology of Calculating Aircraft Cargo Volumes

2014-03-25
CURRENT
AS1825C
The scope of this SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) shall cover the methodology of defining and determining the "internal volumes" of both the main deck and lower deck aircraft cargo compartments. The minimum required clearance between the compartment envelope and the unit load devices (ULDs) shall also be stated in order to provide the maximum ULD external contour and the methodology to define the ULD internal volumes.
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Air Mode General Purposes Containers

2014-03-25
CURRENT
AS4041B
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the basic requirements for the design, construction and testing of air mode 2.44 m × 2.44 m (8 ft × 8 ft) cross-section containers. These containers are to be used exclusively in conjunction with the air mode in freighter versions of wide-body commercial transport aircraft. Air mode containers will normally be on aircraft roller conveying systems and/or on similarly equipped ancillary ground handling devices. Similar requirements for air/surface (intermodal) containers are provided in AS832.
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