Air Cargo Equipment Tracking Device - Performance and Test Requirements
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.
Rationale: their are currently many devices that are manufactured that do not follow any standard or minimum test/performance requirements. Currently the airlines have to verify and approve each device individually and the is no common review process within the industry.