Cargo Density Variations

A Challenge to Air Transport

by Robert E. Bickner

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Condensed version of a 1955 study (RM1380) of means of improving the efficiency of airlift operations. The author deals with: (1) the significance of cargo densities in the various phases of airlift operations; (2) the mistakes resulting from the assumption that densities are constant; and (3) the methods by which cargo densities can be appropriately considered.

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