Composite air cargo carrier.
Composite air cargo carrier.

The fully-certified, lightweight, composite air cargo carriers have a tare weight of 480lbs or about 350 pounds less than competing aluminum containers, a 42% weight saving.

Air Cargo Containers, LLC was granted Technical Standard Order (TSO C90d) certification for its lightweight-composite AMJ model Unit Load Device (ULD) in December 2013. It is the first all-composite container to receive this certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is constructed of proprietary composite side panels and floor panel, built around an aerospace grade aluminum frame, for lightness and durability as well as improved maintenance characteristics and flame retardant capability. The composite material and assembly of the entire container will be done by TenCate Advanced Armor in Ohio, USA.

The lightweight composite container also incorporates a roll-up door with destruction proof side glides and lock down features for safety in operation.