Browse Standards ARP1554C
Historical Reaffirmed 2008-06-22

Auto Transport Unit Load Devices ARP1554C

This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) establishes three types of transport units for carriage of autos. Types A (lower deck) and type B (main deck) will be used for carriage of one automobile in conjunction with an air cargo pallet compatible with NAS 3610 Class II restraint systems, primarily in a random intermix with general cargo pallets. Type C (main deck) will be used, in order to maximize volume utilization, for carriage of two or four automobiles as full or part charter operation (see Figure 1). a. Type A: Will be used for carriage of one automobile on the lower deck of both freighter and/or passenger wide body aircraft, in conjunction with either a 60.4 in x 125 in (1534 mm x 3175 mm) or a 88 in x 125 in (2235 mm x 3175 mm) air cargo pallet compatible with NAS 3610 Class II restraint systems. NOTE: 96 in x 125 in (2438 mm x 3175 mm) air cargo pallet may alternately be used, if designated aircraft compartments are designed for it. b. Type B: Will be used for carriage of one automobile in slanted configuration on the main deck of freighter widebody aircraft, in conjunction with a 88 in x 125 in (2235 mm x 3175 mm) or 96 in x 125 in (2438 mm x 3175 mm) air cargo pallet compatible with NAS 3610 Class II restraint systems. NOTE: Max allowed angle for slanted car position is 40°. When car is loaded in aircraft lengthwise, lower end must be forward to cover angle of attack at takeoff. CAUTION: The angle of the car storage in the transport device is to be checked from car model to car model. Some cars are not permitted to be transported at a certain angle due to liquids (hydraulic/battery, etc.). c. Type C: Will be used for carriage of two or four automobiles in a double level configuration on the main deck of freighter widebody aircraft, in conjunction with: 1. either an air cargo pallet(s) compatible with NAS 3610 Class II restraint systems, 2. or a specially designed air cargo pallet(s) matching the width of autos in order to ensure maximum use of aircraft volume.
ARP1554D
2015-02-11
Latest
Reaffirmed
ARP1554C
2008-06-22
Historical
Reaffirmed
ARP1554B
2000-05-01
Historical
Revised
ARP1554A
1992-02-01
Historical
Revised
ARP1554
1984-10-01
Historical
Issued

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