Impact of Functional Analysis & ‘ConOps’ on Cargo Handling System Solutions

High-level discussion of cargo aircraft functionality, and how its functional architecture breakdown and concept of operation provide a framework for Cargo Handling System design.


Question 1: What drives you?
A more efficient way to handle cargo and develop integrated systems solutions and inclusive transport systems.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
It is intended to provide an overview of cargo handling thought for cargo airplanes from the beginning of airframe definition.

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
In a short term the unmanned vehicle technologies will address infrastructure needs, as the operation to remote areas and rapid/precision deployment. In a long run, the benefit that comes with the unmanned technologies will build up into an optimized and more efficient logistics for military and commercial applications need.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
A more efficient way to support product developers to end-users goods demands.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The harmonization of Unit Load Devices for new Cargo Handling systems with current standards. Safety regulation and control of unmanned vehicles leading to operation restrictions.

“Special quote”
Cargo Handling ConOps drives UCA design solutions success.

Behno Klava is VP of Engineering, defining the technology strategic view and management of the Cargo Handling System engineering at U.S. Cargo Systems.

Mechanical Engineer with more than 21 years of experience on life-cycle products development for safety critical system, aircraft integration and flight tests. Defined and developed Cargo Handling System (CHS) solutions for Militaries and Commercials Aircraft (CHS consists of integrated functional mechanisms and logics based on operational concept for cargo transport vehicles). Successfully defined the concept of operation for a new generation Cargo Airplane and the certification strategy, including coordination of flight tests for aerial delivery operations. Led the certification and the design evolution for several others CHS electro-mechanical equipment’s, including safety critical items related to Aerial Delivery.

Behno Klava is a speaker at the 2021 edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference.

U.S. Cargo Systems is a proven worldwide leader in the design and development of Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery System technologies. U.S. Cargo Systems is renowned for designing to the most stringent requirements, enabling our products to perform in the harshest environments. Our capabilities cover design as well as certification of simple and complex flight critical products.

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