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Air Cargo Operations Course 21000056


This four day course provides the fundamental knowledge inspectors need to evaluate an operatorís air cargo operations as part of both certification and continued operational oversight activities.


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe today's air cargo operating environment.
  • Identify components of an operator's air cargo system.
  • Explain the relationship of air cargo operations to system safety and human factors.
  • Explain the importance of proper weight and balance to safe cargo operations.
  • Identify aircraft cargo configurations and restraint system devices, and the requirements they must meet.
  • Identify the cargo related maintenance and operations policies and procedures operators should have in place.
  • Define hazardous materials.
  • Identify the regulatory requirements cargo operators must meet relative to hazardous materials including manual and training requirements.
  • Explain how cargo requirements and other considerations apply to small aircraft operators who carry cargo, including helicopter and unique considerations for Part 91.
  • Explain the processes and tools that inspector's will use to carry out oversight of cargo operations.

This course is for Aviation Safety Inspectors tasked with certification and surveillance responsibilities for both general aviation and FAA certificated operations. Industry would benefit if they are owners and/or operators of aircraft that carry cargo.

Prerequisites: None


The course covers the following topics: The Air Cargo Operating Environment, Cargo Operations and Weight and Balance, Aircraft Cargo Configurations and Cargo Restraint Systems, Cargo Management System, Hazmat and Cargo Operations, Cargo Handling Considerations for Small Aircraft, Part 91 and Part 135 (9 or less) and ASI Oversight for Cargo Operations.

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