UPS Begins Using Fire-Resistant Cargo Containers

New ULDs can contain fires with temperatures of 1,200 degrees for four hours and give pilots a chance to land stricken aircraft.

Other ongoing efforts to enhance fire safety include the following:

  • Enhanced training for fire-related emergencies, as well as enhanced customer and employee training on hazardous material shipping.
  • FAA certification for an in-container fire suppression system.
  • Advocating for harmonization of domestic and international shipping regulations.
  • Research and testing of fire-resistant collapsible containers.

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