ULD (Unit Load Device) are metal containers or pallets that are adapted to the aircraft’s fuselage measurements to load luggage, goods and / or mail into the aircraft. Both aerial containers and pallets allow a volume of cargo to be grouped in the same unit, speeding up and mechanizing loading, terminal-aircraft transport and stowage.

Air container type

Below you will find the types of containers commonly used for air shipments by different airlines.

Their use depends on the type of goods, and the type of aircraft.

IATA Code: M1
Interior dimensions: L: 3,180 m | W: 2,240 m | H: 2,240 m
Volume: 17,58 m3
Weight: Empty: 360 Kg | Max: 6.804 Kg
Types of planes: 747F

IATA Code: AKH
Interior dimensions: L: 1,560 m | W: 1,535 m | H: 1,140 m
Volume: 3,5 m3
Weight: Empty: 85 Kg | Max: 1.135 Kg
Types of planes: A320/A321

IATA Code: LD9
Interior dimensions: L: 3,175 m | W: 2,235 m | H: 1,625 m
Volume: 9,8 m3
Weight: Empty: 230 Kg | Max: 4.625 Kg
Types of planes: B747F/B747/A340/A330/B777

IATA Code: LD3
Interior dimensions: L: 1,560 m | W: 1,535 m | H: 1,600 m
Volume: 4,30 m3
Weight: Empty: 75 Kg | Max: 1.587 Kg
Types of planes: B747/A340/A330/B777

IATA Code: LD3
Interior dimensions: L: 1,560 m | W: 1,535 m | H: 1,600 m
Volume: 3,90 m3
Weight: Empty: 120 Kg | Max: 2.587 Kg
Types of planes: A340/A330

IATA Code: LD3
Interior dimensions: L: 1,560 m | W: 1,530 m | H: 1,620 m
Volume: 3 m3
Weight: Empty: 267 Kg | Max: 1.588 Kg
Types of planes: B747/A340/A330/B777

IATA Code: PGF / P7
Interior dimensions: L: 4,980 m | W: 2,440 m | H: 2,440 m
Volume: 26 m3
Weight: Empty: 330 Kg | Max: 7.400 Kg (fuselaje width)
10.670 Kg (fuselaje large)
Types of planes: B747F

IATA Code: PAG / P1
Interior dimensions: L: 3,175 m | W: 2,235 m | H: 2,440 m
Volume: 11,50 m3
Weight: Empty: 125 Kg | Max: 6.800 Kg
Types of planes: B747F/B747/A340/A330/B777

IATA Code: PMC/P6
Interior dimensions: L: 3,175 m | W: 2,235 m | H: 2,440 m
Volume: 11,50 m3
Weight: Empty: 125 Kg | Max: 6.800 Kg
Types of planes: B747F/B747/A340/A330/B777

IATA Code: PGF/P7
Interior dimensions: L: 6,060 m | W: 2,440 m | H: 2,440 m
Volume: 32 m3
Weight: Empty: 515 Kg | Max: 13.600 Kg
Types of planes: B747F