Weight and Balance

Proposal of training to operators dealing with aircraft centering, providing the study of the manual balancing techniques and relative calculation methods based on the laws and operational procedures but also a proper preparation, through both a basic and a refresher course, to the widespread computer application system with highly qualified instructors with proved experience and knowledge of the language related to a machine which is regularly used in most Italian airports.

Recipients

Air carrier and airport operators; air carrier or handling company staff responsible for the ramp area and airport operations in general.

Objectives of the course

To know the European laws and obtain the competences needed to perform the ramp and weight and balance operations correctly.

Contents of the course

  • Transit times (scheduled and operative T.T.O.)
  • Delays codification
  • Aircraft maintenance , tasks and responsibilities of the “ground engineer” – “Q.T.B.”
  • “Flight dispatch” function
  • Flight plan, flight weather forecast folder
  • Load, baggage handling areas
  • Responsibilities of “Weight and balance Operator” and “Ramp Agent”
  • Aerodynamics principles – aircraft Balancing elements – “Moment Index”, “Medium Aerodynamic Chord”
  • Characteristics of the aircrafts, “narrow bodies” and “wide bodies”
  • Project maximum weight and structure limitations
  • “Bulk” load and “ULD” use
  • “Minimum Equipment List”
  • Bags finalization on flights to “HUB” airports
  • Optimization of the commercial load
  • Load instructions (preloading)
  • Load regulations, load limit
  • Load and Unload sequences, roll-over protection system
  • Loadsheet
  • Messaging – “AIRIMP” codes
  • Balance chart
  • Compatibility and handling/boarding of special and/or dangerous goods
  • Ground operations safety control, security
  • F.O.D. Foreign Object Damage and Debris
  • Flight loading and unloading
  • Signature of loading documents

Duration and modality

MANUAL BASIC COURSE: 5 days, AUTOMATIC: 5 days
MANUAL REFRESHER COURSE: 3 days, AUTOMATIC: 3 days

Schools

– MANUAL COURSE
In classroom upon request
On client premises
– AUTOMATIC COURSE
On client premises with Arco terminals

Contacts

mail info@professionals-solutions.it
phone 0039 02 873 66 218