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Unit Load Device (ULD) Regulation – Complete Level (Classroom, 3 days)

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Gain the knowledge required to handle, transport and manage unit load devices (ULD) in your operations.

With an increasing number of wide-bodied aircraft now in operation, ULDs have become a key element of high efficiency in air transport. Currently airlines own a floating stock of approximately .2 million ULDs to transport cargo and passenger baggage. The management of ULD assets presents a major challenge for airlines. Lost ULDs need replacing, often at considerable expense, and incorrect handling can result in damage leading to costly repairs or asset write offs.

This course provides you with working knowledge and skills of ULD handling, and complies with authority requirements for training of all persons involved in ULD operations, including the training requirements specified in FAA AC 120-85 Sec. 268, 269.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: Completion of the ULD Handling Awareness e-learning course

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Next class

Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2014 - Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong (JAA-RTP)
10 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how to handle ULD's safely, securely and efficiently
  • Apply the regulations, standards and best practices of ULD handling
  • Build and break down different types of ULD safely
  • Understand the principles of ULD handling

Course content

  • Principles of ULD handling
  • Airworthiness and certification requirements
  • Rules, regulations, standard and publications (Civil Aviation Authority regulations, IATA, SAE and ISO standards, ULD Technical Manual, AHM. FAA AC 120-85, ISAGO, IOSA) 
  • Airlines and ground service providers responsibilities
  • ULD classification and serviceability limits
  • ULD handling standards and operation management
  • Documentation, acceptance and aircraft loading
  • Carriage of unitized special cargo
  • Ground support equipment and handling facilities specification
  • Managing Continuing Airworthiness 
  • Handling, build-up, break down, storing and transporting ULD and special purpose ULD 
  • Designing, testing , manufacturing and repairing ULD 
  • ULD control: Messaging, IATA interline system

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air cargo and freight forwarder operations personnel
  • Cargo operations and station managers responsible for day-to-day cargo operations
  • ULD managers and compliance managers
  • Instructional designers and instructors responsible for ULD training

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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