Unit Load Devices (ULD)
Improving ULD Management
The total cost of both repair and loss of ULD in the air transport industry is estimated about $300 million excluding the flight delay and cancelation due to unavailability of ULDs.
With the increasing number of wide-bodied aircraft now in operation, Unit Load Devices (ULDs) is a key element of high efficiency in air transport. Making sure the right ULD is available in the right place at the right time with the right condition is critical for airline operations and revenue management.
IATA ULD Panel
The IATA ULD Panel (ULDP) develops and maintains standards and procedures concerning the specifications, handling, restraint and maintenance of ULDs and promotes the worldwide recognition, adoption of and adherence to those standards and procedures.
IATA ULD Regulations
The IATA ULD Panel (ULDP) is developing the 1st Edition of the ULD Regulations (ULDR).which will contain both technical and operational standards and regulatory requirements as well as the carrier's requirements applicable to overall ULD operations. Most of the ULDs are aircraft parts and subject to civil aviation authorities' airworthiness requirements. The ULDR will provide an effective means to ensure regulatory compliance across the ULD operational chain. The creation of IATA ULD Regulations has involved extensive consultation and collaboration with all segments of the air cargo industry.