Air Cargo Containers Specifications

Container boxes for transportation of goods by air cargo service.

Container: Applies to a container meeting the specification and requirements described in Rule R24.

Tare: Weight of the empty container.
Gross Weight: Total weight of the container and its contents.
Net Weight: The gross weight less the tare weight.
Pivot Weight: Maximum container net weight to which the minimum container charge applies.

R24 Container SpecificationsType L-2

Container SpecificationsType L-2

For the 767 only
External displacement: 125 cubic ft.
Internal capacity: 120 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 2,700 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

Type L-4

Type L-4

Equivalent to IATA Type 7A
for the 767 and 777 Aircraft
External displacement: 201 cubic ft.
Internal capacity: 194 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 5,400 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

Type L-8

Type L-8

Equivalent to IATA Type 6A
for the 767 and 777 Aircraft
External displacement: 280 cubic ft.
Internal capacity: 243 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 5,400 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

Type E

Type E

For all aircraft Types Provided by the Shipper

Maximum external dimensions: L-42", W-29", H-25.5"
External displacement: 17.9 cubic ft.
Maximum Gross weight: 200 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs. Per sq. ft.
Top Loading Capacity: 600 lbs.

Type EH

Type EH

For all aircraft types Provided by the Shipper

Maximum external dimensions: L-36", W-22", H-22"
External displacement: 9.0 cubic ft.
Maximum Gross weight: 200 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs. Per sq. ft.
Top Loading Capacity: 600 lbs.

Two boxes fastened securely together, within the maximum dimensions of a Type EH container, will be considered a container.

NOTE: A securely closed and sealed E or EH container may be attached to a pallet for handling convenience provided the pallet dimensions do not exceed the base of the container or 6 inches in height. E and EH containers with pallets attached may not exceed the maximum gross weight of the container rule and the weight of the pallet will be included in the chargeable weight of the container.

Type L-3

Type L-3

Equivalent to IATA Type 8
For the 747, 767, and 777 Aircraft
External displacement: 166 cubic ft.
Internal capacity: 150 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 3,500 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

Type L-N

Type L-N

Equivalent to IATA Type 8
For the 747, 767, and 777 Aircraft
Maximum external dimensions: L-56", W-55", H-57"
External displacement: 101.6 cubic ft.
Internal Cubic Capacity: Variable (Container may be any size up to maximum dimensions)
Allowable Tare weight: 100 lbs.
Maximum Gross weight: 3,160 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

NOTE: Provisions for standard forklift handling are required.

Container type, actual dimensions, and actual empty weight must be marked legibly on two sides of the container.

A pallet with load properly restrained and contoured within the maximum dimensions of a Type L-N container, will be considered a container.

Type L-7

Type L-7

Equivalent to IATA Type 5
For the 747, 767-300, and 777 Aircraft
External displacement: 379.9 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 10,200 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

A pallet with load properly restrained and contoured within the maximum dimensions of a Type L-7 container, will be considered a container.

Can be used as a main deck pallet on the DC-10-30F provided it has a contoured 96” height.

Type L-11

Type L-11

Equivalent to IATA Type 6
For the 747, 767-300, and 777 Aircraft

External displacement: 277 cubic ft.
Internal capacity: 242 cubic ft.
Allowable Tare weight: Actual weight
Maximum Gross weight: 7,000 lbs.
Maximum Floor bearing weight: 200 lbs per sq. ft.

A pallet with load properly restrained and contoured within the maximum dimensions of a Type L-11 container, will be considered a container.