Airline Spec’s for ATA Cases

AIRLINE SPEC’S for ATA CASES

Air Transport Association ATA-300-approval is essential for cases that are shipping by way of Airlines, FedEx & UPS and General Freight. Numerous types of product and materials that are sensitive to the movement of travel. ATA cases can be used for shipping military equipment and ammunition to electronics and musical instruments, trade show and event production equipment. ATA-300 approval means the ATA constructed case will withstand the normal and rough handling associated with common carrier shipments (i.e., truck, airplane, boat) for 100 trips. Des Pac Equipment Cases can build you custom cases with competitive price and ATA-300 protection to help reduce your shipping damage. With more than 20 years as a leader in the industry, Des Pac Equipment Cases uses experience, creativity, and innovation in the shipping case design for your custom ATA 300 flight cases and ATA 300 road cases that will address your packaging needs and challenges.
All our cases are designed to be extra safe to handle multi loading, shipping, unloading safely time after time.
Shipping Cases don’t have to be heavy to be tough!
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AIRLINE SPEC’S for ATA Cases
DES PAC Equipment ATA-300 Cat-1 Manufactured Cases Airline Specs for 100 trips

1. Construction Panels:
Standard Panel is ABS or Aluminum bonded onto number one grade cabinet plywood.
ABS protective covering; .040” high impact industrial grade pressure-laminated to 1/4″, 3/8″, or 1/2″ solid-core #1 grade plywood.
Available in Standard Colors and Custom Color Banding for Your Personal Cases ID.

Optional Panel–LT Panel, Light Weight Plastic Panel:
DES PAC LT Panel: Benefits of shipping cases built with the DES PAC WL panels:
• Up to 45% lighter than cases made with ABS-clad plywood
• Significantly reduces shipping costs—every time you ship
• Non-directional construction for super strength and protection
• Moisture resistant
• UV tolerant
• Chemically inert—safe for virtually any equipment
• Easier to handle and lift
• Recyclable
The LT panel is a Polypropylene with non-directional cellular center, 7mm, talc-filled. Thermoformed center layer is laminated to outer layer hermetically sealing air loaded cells. When third layer is laminated to the opposite side the resulting three-dimensional sheet is stronger and lighter weight than laminated plywood or extruded polyethylene sheets.

2. Angle
Extruded aluminum; 6063 alloy; heat-treated to T-6; 1.1875″; machine-riveted to case walls every three inches.

3. Valance
Exceptionally deep tongue-and-groove closure; extruded aluminum 6063 alloy grade; heat treated to T-5; with oblong channel in groove to secure optional neoprene gasket; both tongue and groove have full inner leg for superior strength.

4. Hinge
Stainless steel; continuous piano hinge; riveted through both inner and outer leg of double-walled valance every two inches.
14-Gauge plated steel, stackable (top corners have depression to accept rounded bottom corner for secure nesting when stacked).
6. Latches
Recessed; plated steel; positive action butterfly twist style. Does not require valance to be broken. The latch spans tongue-and-groove to eliminate dust and moisture and preserve the integrity of the case.

7. Handles
Recessed; plated steel; spring loaded 3/4″ diameter rubber grip sleeves. Deeper dish in handle located on lid (when applicable prevents handle from interfering with stacking ability.

8. Rivets
Machine-driven; plated steel; spaced a maximum of 3″ apart.

Shipping Cases don’t have to be heavy to be tough!
You are welcome to call (800) 540-2995 or email for more information: Contact Us
Review our custom case designs at Examples of Custom Cases: Custom Case Examples