A unit load device (ULD, is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail onto wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircrafts. This allows a large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit. Since this leads to fewer units to load, it saves ground crews time and effort, helps to prevent delayed flights and thus enhances the speed and efficiency of freight forwarding services.

ULDs come in two forms: pallets and containers. ULD pallets are rugged sheets of aluminum with rims designed to lock onto cargo net lugs. ULD containers, also known as cans and pods, are closed containers made of aluminum or combination of aluminum (frame) and Lexan (walls). Depending on the nature of the goods to be transported, these may have built-in refrigeration units.

Below you will find specifications and sizes of different Air Freight Pallets

 

P7, PGA Pallet
Base: 96″ x 238.5″
Height: 96″ (Q6 Contour), 118″ (Q7 Contour)
Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 11,340 kg
Tare Weight: 480 kg
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F
PMC, PQP, P6P Pallet
Base: 96″ x 125
Height: 64″ (Passenger flight), 96″ (Q6 Contour) , 118″ (Q7 Contour)
Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 11,340 kg
Tare Weight: 480 kg
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F
PEB Pallet
Base: 53″ x 88″
Height: 84″
Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,800 kg (B-HIH – 1,300 kg)
Tare Weight: 55 kg
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F
P1P, PAG Pallet
Base: 88″ x 125
Height: 64″ (Passenger flight), 96″ (Q6 Contour) , 118″ (Q7 Contour)
Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg (LD), 6,033 kg
Tare Weight: 105 kg
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus
VZA, VRA
Fitted on PGA 20ft. Pallet
Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 2,500 kg (Upper Car) 9,300 kg (Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
Tare Weight: 319 kg (2 trestles: 139 kg Platform: 180 kg)
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck
Max Width for Lower Car: 81″ / 205 cm
Max Center Height for Lower Car: 59″ / 150 cm
Max Wheel Base: 123″ / 312 cm