Cargo Safety

General resources and technical resources that support cargo safety are provided below:

General Resources

Cargo Safety Risk Management (SRM)

  • General SRM
    • AC 120-92, Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers
  • Cargo Fire Safety SRM

Hazards and Controls

Cargo Tracking Devices and Data Loggers

Containers and Palletized Cargo with Integrated Powered Devices

Dry Ice

Lithium Batteries

  • SAFO 15010 (PDF), Carriage of Spare Lithium Batteries in Carry-On and Checked Baggage
  • SAFO 16001 (PDF), Risks of Fire or Explosion when Transporting Lithium Ion or Lithium Metal Batteries as Cargo on Passenger and Cargo Aircraft
  • SAFO 16004 (PDF), New International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regulatory Requirements for Shipping and Transporting Lithium Batteries

Passenger Baggage

  • AC 120-80, In-Flight Fires
  • AC 20-42, Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft
  • InFO 17008 (PDF), The Transportation of Portable Electronic Devices (PED) in Checked Baggage

Mis-Loaded Cargo

  • AC 120-85, Air Cargo Operations
  • AC 120-27, Aircraft Weight and Balance Control
  • FAA Order 8110.4C, Type Certification
  • FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System
    • Volume 3, Chapter 32, Section 2, Approval and Acceptance of Manuals and Checklists
    • Volume 3, Chapter 47, Evaluate Part 91K/121/125/135 (10 or More and Turbine-Powered Aircraft) Certificate Holder's Weight and Balance Program
    • Volume 6, Chapter 2, Section 5, Conduct Ramp Inspection on Cargo Loading (Including Part 125)

Containers and Covers

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022