Common Cargo Hazards

As defined in 14 CFR part 5, a hazard is a condition that could foreseeably cause or contribute to an aircraft accident. Operators should analyze their cargo system design and organizational processes and procedures to identify safety hazards and control or mitigate safety risks.

When performing Safety Risk Management (SRM) on cargo operations, there are many areas to consider, including but not limited to:

  • Cargo supply chain
  • Cargo acceptance
  • Inherent hazardous properties of the items carried
  • Cargo loading (both ground and air cargo operations)
  • Training and procedural gaps

Please review the following tabs for information about common cargo hazards.

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022