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Aircraft Weight and Balance Principles (LOD01)

Online course compliant with IATA AHM1110 Chapter 11


ATC Training

Summary

Price
£59.99 inc VAT
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Video with subtitles
Duration
2 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
Access until course completion
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

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.

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Description

his 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Topics

  • Theory of flight
  • The four forces
  • Flight controls
  • Consequences of an overweight or out-of-balance aircraft
  • Structural Weights
  • Standard and Actual Weights
  • Fuel
  • Principles of Balance
  • Structural Strength Limits

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for employees who work in airport ground operational roles. For example:

  • Aircraft Dispatcher
  • Turnaround Co-ordinator
  • Turnaround Manager
  • Ramp Team Leader
  • Operations Assistant/Supervisor

Requirements

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.

Career path

This can be used to show prospective employers of your knowledge to help gain employment in an operational role within a handling agent or airline.

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