Explosive Blast Protection

This article describes the unit load device (ULD) that has been recently implemented at Milan Airport in Italy. The primary function of the ULD is to provide a lightweight and manageable solution for containers that can withstand the force of a bomb concealed within luggage going into an aircraft’s hold. The utilization of the device, when implemented, will allow airports to more safely deal with bomb threats without having to evacuate the airport. The system is also designed to be practical and user friendly, due to the relatively high level of stress that typically accompanies the detection of suspect luggage. The company that has designed this ULD also hopes to have airports use the system at security checkpoints where there are similar safety concerns.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2007 12:16PM