- Deck Cargo – cargo loaded onto the main deck/body of an aircraft.
- Belly Load – cargo loaded unto onto the under deck/belly of an aircraft.
- Nose Load – cargo loaded into the front compartment of an aircraft.
- Tail Load – cargo loaded into the rear compartment/are area past the real rear wheel based base of an aircraft.
While loading and storing cargo onto an aircraft, there are some specific physical limitations to what and how items can be loaded: