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AC 120-121 - Safety Risk Management Involving Items in Aircraft Cargo Compartments

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Safety Risk Management Involving Items in Aircraft Cargo Compartments
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility

This AC provides guidance in performing a safety risk assessment, as part of Safety Risk Management (SRM), associated with the transport of various types of items in the aircraft cargo compartment and the value of considering the inherent hazardous properties of these items. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. This guidance is not legally binding in its own right and will not be relied upon by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a separate basis for affirmative enforcement action or other administrative penalty. Conformity with this guidance document is voluntary only and nonconformity will not affect rights and obligations under existing statutes and regulations.