MIL-STD-1791C, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTERFACE STANDARD: DESIGNING FOR INTERNAL AERIAL DELIVERY IN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT (23-OCT-2017)
MIL-STD-1791C, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTERFACE STANDARD: DESIGNING FOR INTERNAL AERIAL DELIVERY IN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT (23-OCT-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 establishes general design and performance requirements that items have to comply with in order to be safely transported onboard USAF fixed wing cargo aircraft. The standard covers the USAF prime mission cargo aircraft (e.g., C-130E/H/J, C-130J-30, C-17, and C-5), cargo carrying systems of the tanker fleet (KC-10 and KC-135) as well as the cargo aircraft in the long-range, international segment of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) (e.g., B747, DC-10, and B767). The structural and dimensional criteria for other cargo aircraft are documented in specific manuals for each aircraft.