- Cargo Handle for Aircrafts
Ramp Resource Management (RRM) training is team-related training to make effective use of all available resources people, equipment, and information to optimize personal and flight safety, and the efficiency of the aircraft turnaround.
- Special procedures may be prescribed for abnormal loads such as:
- Those covered by Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Heavy items
- Oversize items
- Items have unusual dimensions/proportions.
- Flight details (Routing, Flight number, and Date)
- Aircraft type, variant, and registration
- Distribution of hold loads.
- Void/nil fit positions
- Bags per ULD/hold
- Priority small package
- Quick Ramp Transfer
- Weight allocation to each compartment does not exceed limits.
- IATA Certified Dangerous Goods Handling Staff.
ULD Handling and Control
- Unit Load Devices
- Most wide-bodied aircraft, and increasingly some narrow bodies, are able to use containers called Unit Load Devices (ULD). These can be used to consolidate baggage or cargo items before being loaded into the aircraft hold by specialized hydraulic lift equipment. The ULDs are then maneuvered manually to a final position on board by use of a roller floor, before being finally secured in position.
- ULDs must either be weighed, or the number of baggage items per container must be within a specified range and standard baggage unit weights applied.
Close interface with ramp services on the coordination of services and the seamless transfer of shipment between warehouse and aircraft parking ramps.
- Netting is used to restrain bulk-loaded loose baggage items within holds so that they do not move in flight. Any load that shifts in flight will move the aircraft’s center of gravity and can cause control difficulties (in extreme cases causing loss of control) and prevent baggage door opening post-flight. Cargo netting may also be used to divide larger holds into sections.