NPFC - MIL-STD-1791
DESIGNING FOR INTERNAL AERIAL DELIVERY IN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT
|Publication Date:||29 December 2017|
This standard provides design and performance requirements to assure the airworthiness of USAF fixed wing aircraft during safe and effective cargo transportation missions. It presents design requirements and operating limits from the basic aircraft loading manuals and technical publications and is supplemented by additional useful air transport data.
The process for approval or certification of cargo for air transport in USAF fixed wing aircraft is described in 6.4. This section presents the format for submitting a request for certification and provides examples of the type of data to submit
This standard covers general design and performance requirements of U.S. Government developed or purchased off-the-shelf cargo for internal air transport in military prime mission cargo aircraft and the long-range, international segment of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). The complete air transportability requirements for an item of equipment not specified herein will be specified in the individual equipment specification. This standard also describes the procedure to certify outsized or unusual cargo for air transport.
The appendices to this standard explain air transport concepts and detailed aircraft systems and limits. Basic air transport concepts and common types of cargo and how the requirements apply are described in Appendix A. Detailed aircraft information for C-130 (and C-130J-30), C-17, C-5, KC-10, and KC-135 are given in Appendix B. Details on CRAF aircraft can be obtained through AMC/A3B; ATTLA can review items for transport on CRAF. However, final approval of the airlift of the item ultimately rests with the individual contractor. Information on other aircraft, such as C-21 and C-40, are not shown in this document because the Air Transportability and Test Loading Activity (ATTLA) does not certify these aircraft.
The requirements and tests contained in this standard apply to the internal air transportability aspects of all items intended for aerial delivery in CRAF or USAF aircraft. They represent the minimum acceptable transportability features. When it is known that the equipment requires features that are more restrictive than those stated herein, those features should be specified in the individual equipment specification.