Amsafe Bridport gains 900kg strap approval

Designed, tested and now regulatorycertified, it is the first 2000lb (900kg) strap on the market with a Technical Standard Order (TSO) as awarded by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in addition to that of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Amsafe Bridport gains 900kg strap approval


Designed, tested and now regulatorycertified, it is the first 2000lb (900kg) strap on the market with a Technical Standard Order (TSO) as awarded by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in addition to that of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

IATA ULD Regulations recommend the implementation of TSO C172 straps from 1 January 2016.

This is the first 2000lb fully certified strap designed primarily to meet the stringent TSO requirement for cyclic loading testing, according to AmSafe, in addition to having an in-service lifetime of three years.

Joe Ashton, senior sales manager at AmSafe Bridport: “Certifying authorities have long recognised the need for a globally recognised minimum design, performance and quality standard for air cargo straps. As a result cargo operators can now have complete confidence that all their safety critical cargo restraint equipment, as supplied by AmSafe Bridport, is certified and approved.

“Air and ramp cargo safety and product lifecycle reliability remain our primary concerns. With so many sub-standard straps on the market the TSO is in recognition of the need for a globally recognised minimum design, performance and quality standard for air cargo straps.”