EXTRACTION LINE PANEL PROCEDURES FOR C-17 GLOBEMASTER III 0019 00
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
Storage Criteria. Administrative storage of airdrop equipment will be accomplished in accordance with TM
740-90-1, AR 750-1, and the instructions furnished below.
General Storage Requirements. To insure that serviceability standards of stored airdrop equipment are
maintained, every effort will be exerted to adhere to the following storage requirements:
When available, a heated building should be used to store parachutes and other airdrop items.
Airdrop equipment will be stored in a dry, well-ventilated location and protected from pilferage, dampness,
fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
Airdrop equipment will not be stored in a manner, which would prevent ventilation or interfere with light
fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling units, exits, or fire doors.
Airdrop items will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
All stored airdrop items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy identification.
Airdrop equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building floor or wall. Storage will be
accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the storage area
floor and the equipment. If pre-constructed shelving or similar storage accommodations are not available,
locally fabricate storage provisions using suitable lumber or wooden boxes.
All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of airdrop
Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies and strict adherence
to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of airdrop equipment is the responsibility of item
manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications as stipulated in
contractual agreements. Airdrop equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight or
parcel post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those airdrop items,
which are unpacked and subjected to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, airdrop equipment
received by a using unit will be contained in original packaging materials.