Building the ‘Aerial port of the future’

The Configured Air Load Building Tool, a system being developed as part of the “Aerial Port of the Future” initiative, was recently tested in the 436th Aerial Port Squadron at Dover Air Force Base.

The CALBT system consists of light detection and ranging cameras to create 3D images of cargo received by the 436th APS, also known as the Super Port, along with hand-held tablets and software that enable pallet building efficiency.

Currently, Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command estimates that only 75% of available pallet space is efficiently being used; 80% to 90% pallet space utilization is the goal of CALBT.

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