This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) outlines the functional and design requirements for a battery powered, self-propelled belt conveyor for handling baggage and cargo at aircraft bulk cargo holds. Additional considerations and requirements may legally apply in other countries. As an example, for operation in Europe (E.U. and E.F.T.A.), the applicable EN standards shall be complied with.
Dimensional and technological changes since 1985 warrants a revision of ARP1836. Changes to newer generation aircraft characteristics and ground servicing interfaces affects the need for a revision as well.