ULDs

A unit load device, or ULD, is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. It allows large volumes of cargo to be bundled into a single unit. Since this leads to fewer units to load, it saves ground crews’ time as well as effort and prevents delayed flights. Each ULD has its own packing list (or manifest) so that its contents can be tracked.

P1P/PAG pallet

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 317.5 x (W) 223.5
Inches: (L) 125 x (W) 88
Tare weight: 110 kg

Max. gross weight:

Lower deck: 4,626 kg
Main deck: 6,000 kg

IATA codes:

PIA, PIC, PID, PIG, PIP, PIX, PAG, PAJ, PAP, PAA, PAX

Suitable for the following aircraft:

A300, A310, B747, B767, B777, A340

P6P/PMC pallet

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 317.5 x (W) 242.8
Inches: (L) 125 x (W) 96
Tare weight: 120 kg

Max. gross weight:

Lower deck: 4,626 kg (depending on aircraft)
Lower deck: 5,035 kg (depending on aircraft)
Main deck: 6,800 kg

IATA codes:

P6C, P6P, PQP, PMC, PMP

Suitable for the following aircraft:

A300, A310, A340, B747, B767, B777

PGA pallet

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 605.8 x (W) 243.8
Inches: (L) 238.5 x (W) 96
Tare weight: 540 kg

Max. gross weight:

11,300 kg

IATA codes:

P7A, P7E, P7F, PSG, PGE, PGA

Suitable for the following aircraft:

B747-MD (freighter)

LD3/AKE/AVE container

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 156.2 x (W) 153.4
Inches: (L) 65 x (W) 60.4

Top dimensions:

Cm: (L) 200.6 x (W) 149.4
Inches: (L) 79.0 x (W) 58.8

Height dimensions:

Cm: 162.6
Inches: 64
Tare weight: 82 kg

Max. gross weight:

1,587 kg

IATA codes:

AVA, AVB, AVE, AKE, AVM, AVN, RKN, RVB, RVE, RVN

Suitable for the following aircraft:

A300, A310, B747, B777, A340

LD9/AAP container

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 317.5 x (W) 223.5
Inches: (L) 125 x (W) 88

Height dimensions:

Cm: 162.6
Inches: 64
Tare weight: 270 kg

Max. gross weight:

Lower deck: 1,587 kg
Main deck: 6,000 kg

IATA codes:

AAZ, AAP, RAZ, RAP

Suitable for the following aircraft:

A300, A310, B747, B767, B777, A340

M1/AMA container

Base dimensions:

Cm: (L) 317.5 x (W) 243.8
Inches: (L) 125 x (W) 96

Height dimensions:

Cm: 243.8
Inches: 96
Tare weight: 340 kg

Max. gross weight:

6,800 kg

IATA codes:

AQ6, AQA, AMA, AMK, RQA, AQD

Suitable for the following aircraft:

B747