ABN container

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Our ABN air cargo container is specifically designed for use on board of the BAE146-200QC/QT and BAE146-300QT. 

The ABN should theoretically be named ABY container, however it was preferred to designate the container differently to clearly differentiate it from regular ABY (9G vs 1.5G) containers which are also operated in the container fleet. 

When flying without a crash barrier net (Class I restraint system), the container has a Max Gross Weight of 4000 lbs. The container could also be used on aircraft with a crash barrier (Class II) and would then allow for a doubled Max Gross Weight of 8000 lbs.

For TNT Express, the container is designated with ABN to differentiate it with a regular (1.5G) container. There is a slight change in dimensions, however functionality and aircraft type usage are the same.

The container is part of the same series that originated from development work for the express industry, this ABN is believed to be one of the more robust 9G containers available to allow high frequent usage. Durability, strength (impact resistance), easy repair in case of damage and reduced parts count throughout the whole ULD family are key words with this container series. 

Could be designated as ABY container. 

ULD type
  • ABN
  • Type - A Certified aircraft container
  • Base size - B 2743x2235 mm / 108x88 inch
  • Contour - N 2743x1760 mm / 108x69.3 inch
  • Tare weight Tare weight: 231 kg / 510 lb
  • Max. gross weight Max. gross weight: 1814 kg / 4000 lb
  • Max. net weight Max. net weight: 1583 kg / 3490 lb
  • 8.6 m³ / 305 ft³
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