Objective: During the course, the technical background of cargo building is covered. This knowledge is then put into practice. At the end of this module, students will be able to calculate the amount of binding material and dunnage to be used and will be able to independently build up, bind, weigh and mark pallets and containers.

Target group: Employees involved in the landing of (special) aircraft pallets.

Pre-university education: secondary school level.

Education level: MBO 2.

Course content: The following topics are covered during the theory part:

  • types and characteristics of pallets/containers and strapping materials
  • G-forces, principles of tying
  • Restrictions on the loading areas with
    • maximum weights per compartment
    • maximum weights per combination of compartments
    • volume of compartments
  • Maximum weights, dimensions and contours per aeroplane type and per configuration
  • theory of floor loading, use of dunnage
  • making calculations of e.g. volume weight, floor load, required quantity of dunnage, required quantity of straps

The practical exercises relate to:

  • Assembling a standard pallet or container
  • building up unmarketable cargo
  • building up overlaps and cut-outs
  • tying off pallets, working with dunnage

The training language is Dutch.

Course group: Maximum number of participants per group is 8 persons.

Course duration: 2 days (4 half-days).

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