Accession Number : AD0762551

Title :   Air Cargo Support Facilities for Army Airlift Operations

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Stahl, Charles S

PDF Url : AD0762551

Report Date : May 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report analyzes cargo handling systems currently in use at air freight terminals. The study includes the conventional procedures which use conveyors or forklifts, pallets or containers, as well as an experimental towline-towcart Dortech system. Various operational areas within a terminal, such as the truck or aircraft loading and unloading docks, pallet buildup and breakdown stations, and the consolidation area are described in detail.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *CARGO, *GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, CONTAINERS, CONVEYORS, FORKLIFT VEHICLES, HANDLING, HOISTS, LOGISTICS, PALLETS, STORAGE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE