The safe transportation of Live Animals as air cargo is based on controlling three environmental factors: Temperature, Humidity level and Cargo compartment carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration. Each type of animal has unique environmental requirements that must be taken into consideration for optimal health.
To ensure the health of the Live Animals, proper ECS settings, animal handling, packaging and loading procedures must be used:
- Airplane ECS control setting (Environmental Control System)
- Animal physiology
- Airport and en route environments
- Ground handling
- Strict adherence to IATA regulations
- Dedicated SOP’s and check lists