This course will provide participants with an understanding of weight and balance principles. Become familiar with the terminology used in load planning and appreciate the consequences of an overweight or out-of-balance aircraft. Learn how aircraft weight is calculated, how to communicate fuel figures, and the considerations of aircraft structural limitations.
This is designed to provide an awareness and appreciation of weight and balance, ideal for those responsible for aircraft loading or turnaround management. Staff responsible for the creation and calculation of load plans and load sheets will require further training.
Our course content is aligned to the requirements of the IATA AHM Chapter 11 – Ground Operations Training Program.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Identify basic fuel, weight and balance terminology used in load planning.
Recognise the importance of accuracy in weight and balance calculations.
Explain the elements that build up aircraft weight calculations.
Theory of flight
The four forces
Consequences of an overweight or out-of-balance aircraft
Standard and Actual Weights
Principles of Balance
Structural Strength Limits
This course contains a multiple choice quiz which is completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%.
It can be supplemented locally by the airline, handling agent or FBO to communicate any operator or aircraft specific procedures.
Who should do this course?
This course is designed for employees who work in airport ground operational roles. For example:
Ramp Team Leader
Recurrent training should be completed within 36 months.
In the event of long term absence, employees may be required to complete this course at more regular intervals.
This course includes an instantly downloadable PDF certificate upon successful completion.
If you prefer a printed certificate, a hard-copy printed on quality A4 170gsm paper is available here.
PDF Certificate included
Valid for 36 months
Self-study online course
Complete within 6 months
Bulk discounts available
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