Air Cargo Restraint Criteria
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH DUPUTY FOR ENGINEERING
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A major change in Air Force air cargo restraint criteria has been enacted. The revised criteria, which are based on technical report AFFDL-TR-71-139, Air Cargo Restraint Criteria, and their implementation are presented. An extract of AFFDL-TR-71-139 is included as Appendix I. The initial investigation was conducted to determine probabilities of encountering various forward crash load factors to determine if cargo restraint procedures could be improved for better operational capability. Safety and cost factors were viewed in relation to current air transportability requirements. In determining the probabilities, data from January 1960 to Jul 1971, covering all major USAF cargo aircraft accidents with a total flying time in excess of 31 million hours, was used. The results showed that the risk to passengers on cargo flight is statistically rare and that a change in air cargo restraint procedures would provide a safety system than previously available with an overall cost savings to the military services.
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