Accession Number : ADA309918

Title :   Military Air Cargo Containerization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Mancy, Joseph W.

PDF Url : ADA309918

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The transportation industry has seen the proven benefits of cargo containerization in other modes of transportation. The civilian air sector has gone to containerization. Unlike the civilian counterparts, the Air Force did not make the transition to containers, even though containers have proven themselves to be more economical and efficient in both the surface transportation and civilian air cargo transportation industries. Limited military studies validate the improved efficiency of air cargo containerization, but obstacles remain. This study addresses the possible use of air intermodal containers to replace the current 463L pallet system. The air intermodal container is examined based on the benefits, feasibility, and constraints associated with its use. The Department of Defense must continue to examine the transportation process. Implementing an air cargo containerization program without investigating collateral effects on other transportation systems may suboptimize the overall system.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *CARGO, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *CONTAINERIZING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LAND TRANSPORTATION, EFFICIENCY, LIMITATIONS, CONTAINERS, TRANSITIONS, BENEFITS, PALLETS, CARGO HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Containers and Packaging
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE