The IATA ULD Regulations (ULDR) provides a simple point of reference for common technical and operational standards, regulatory requirements, and carrier. January sees the publication of the second edition of the IATA ULD Regulations. One might well ask, coming just one year after the first. Users of the ULD Regulations. Customer Type. Example. ↗ Airlines . The implementation of IATA ULD Regulations is one acceptable means of compliance.

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Since this leads to fewer units to load, it saves ground crews time and effort and helps prevent delayed flights. Used correctly ULD will remain within their safety limits for many years, requiring only minor repairs to wear and tear type damages. These online bookshops told us they have this item: It is the responsibility of the ULD designer to create clear instructions regarding the use of the ULD, and to include them in the operations manual.

The rapid growth of air travel, especially air cargo, over the past 10 years has resulted in some ULDs being handled in sub standard facilities using inappropriate handling practices. Public Private login e. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

IATA ULD Regulations – Unit Load Devices – ULDR – English – 6th edition

Incorrect handling of ULD, particularly the indiscriminate use of forklifts will result in ULD damage rendering them unserviceable for use. Login to add to list. None of your libraries hold this item.

They are also used to secure heavy items loaded inside a container subject to certain conditions. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link is on Iataa.

Non certified ULD may be used in an aircraft having a hold structure which is deemed capable of withstanding the forces from the contents during extreme flight conditions. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Container capacity of an aircraft is measured in positions. These pallets occupy approximately three LD3 positions it occupies two positions of one row and half of the two positions of the following row or four LD2 positions. Comments and reviews What are comments?

A three-letter prefix identifies its type, followed by a 4 or 5 digit serial number 4 if prior to October 1, ; either 4 or 5 if after October 1, to uniquely identify it from others of the same type, and ending with a two character alpha-numerical suffix identifying the ULD’s owner if an airline, often the same as IATA designator codes.

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This single location in All: Examples of common ULDs and their specifics are listed below. The use of a strap or fitting picked up from the floor of the terminal is unsafe.

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A unit load device ULD is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. Tags What are tags? Poor handling may well result in a ULD, which was perfectly serviceable when loading commenced arriving at the aircraft door in an unserviceable state, resulting in off loads, delaysreloads and other inconveniences.

Outdoors racking should iqta equipped to prevent containers blowing away in windy conditions. These loads are extremely high, in order to prove that the design is capable of restraining the contents of the loaded ULD under extreme flight conditions, for example:.

ULD Regulations Manual 6th Edition

By necessity they are made as light as possible, however they may be subjected to extremely severe handling conditions. Position 1 letter identifies ULD category certification, ULD type, thermal units ; [46] Position 2 letter identifies standard base dimensions: Main deck ULDs use curves for the contoured shape to truly maximize cargo volume.

We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. The uses the smaller LD2s and LD8s because of its narrower fuselage. A ULD not loaded in compliance with these instructions may very well not be able to carry out its defined purpose of providing restraint to the contents in flight, and should not be allowed on board the aircraft.


The primary purpose of ULD is to improve flight safety compared to bulk loading of holds. Aeronautics, Commercial — Freight — Safety regulations.

Ground Operations Operational Issues. Many air cargo companies use main deck ULDs that have both features called dual-profile, so that on smaller planes such as the Boeingthey are stored widthwise and have two corners contoured, and on the bigger Boeingthey can be rotated 90 degrees and shipped in parallel like LD3s, so that only one corner is contoured when being used like an LD3.

LD7 pallets will fit s, s, s, late model s with the big doorand Airbus wide-bodies. Cargo straps are typically of 2 types:. While airlines may choose to make their own definitions as to exactly what types of ULD may or may not be loaded on regularions aircraft, it should be remembered that many ULD are transferred between aircraft and even other airlines before reaching their destination. Ground Operations Content source: Views Read Edit View history.

Certified ULD must be used on all aircraft which have holds that are of insufficient strength to contain their contents during extreme flight conditions and rely on the ULD being locked to the floor of the hold. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait ULDs come in two forms: Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Upper deck ULDs are just like lower deck ULDs that are either the full width of the plane with two corners of the profile removed lower deck LD6 loweror that container is cut in half, down the center line of the plane, lower deck LD3 and regjlations deck AAX.

If removable they should be stored in a dry location.