Cargo Restraint Straps - Design Criteria and Testing Methods
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:
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
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.
Revision D eliminates D5 and D6 end fittings, revises the flammability test burn rate consistent with FAA regulations amendment 111, and renumbers paragraphs per current requirements for SAE standards.