Aircraft Weight and Balance

This training programme is specifically intended for Aircraft Engineers performing maintenance on Airbus and Boeing Aircraft. Aircraft require weighing and the CG position determined during maintenance as per the applicable aviation laws and regulations. This training programme is designed to impart the knowledge and skills to those involved in Aircraft Weighing and monitoring activities.

What the Course is About

Welcome to our comprehensive training program on Aircraft Weight and Balance! This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, calculate, and manage aircraft weight and balance effectively. It is divided into two synchronous modules delivered over 4 days, where the students can interact directly with the instructor an their peers. In the EASA world, specfically within Air Operations Regulation CAT.POL.MAB.100 (b), the aircraft operator must determine the aircraft’s weight and center of gravity through physical weighing before it is put into service initially, and subsequently at intervals of either four years for individual aircraft weights or nine years for fleet weights.

Module 1: Aircraft Weight and Balance – Introduction

In Module 1, we’ll start by laying a strong foundation. We’ll introduce you to the fundamental concepts of aircraft weighing and the essential legal requirements governing this critical aspect of aviation. You’ll become well-acquainted with the documentation from industry giants like Airbus and Boeing, and you’ll learn the vital steps involved in aircraft preparation and the aircraft weighing process. Most importantly, you’ll grasp how the position of the aircraft’s center of gravity (CG) and its weight profoundly influence aircraft performance.

Module 2: Aircraft Weight and Balance – Analysis

Module 2 takes you further into the heart of aircraft weight and balance. Here, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge required to compile precise aircraft weight and balance parameters, starting from the readings on aircraft weighing scales. This hands-on module will empower you to confidently analyze and manage weight and balance data, ensuring the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations.

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with our experienced instructor and fellow students, fostering an interactive and collaborative learning environment.

So, whether you’re a budding aviation enthusiast, a pilot, an aircraft maintenance professional, or anyone interested in understanding the critical role of weight and balance in aviation, we invite you to join us on this educational journey.

Target Audience

  • CAMO / Airworthiness Engineers
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
  • Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (B1/C)
  • Compliance Monitoring Auditors
  • Flight Crew interested in a deeper understanding of the subject

Learning Experience

Virtual Classroom on ZOOM.

Schedule

Next session: 22nd to 25th October 1600-2000 CET

Contact support@raven.aero for pre-bookings.

This course can also be organised on demand with minimum group of 4 participants.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • The Learner shall be able to outline the basic legal requirements related to Aircraft Weighing
  • The Learner will be able to briefly describe the effect of aircraft CG position on aircraft performance.
  • The Learner will be familiar with the Airbus and Boeing’s Aircraft Weight and Balance Manuals

Skill

  • The Learner will be able to use the necessary documentation when performing aircraft weighing.
  • The Learner will know how to prepare an Aircraft for weighing.
  • The Learner will know about Aircraft Balasting and Stability on ground.
  • The Learner will know how to compute Aircraft Weight and Balance parameters from Scale Readings.

Competence

  • The Learner will be able to apply to knowledge imparted when performing aircraft weighing procedures on Airbus and Boeing Aircraft, specifically (A320, A330, A340 and B737 Types).

About Instructor

George Spiteri

George is a warranted Mechanical Engineer who specializes in aerospace engineering and the field of continuing airworthiness. He has been actively involved in the Aviation industry since 2008, amassing over 15 years of professional experience in EASA Part 145, Part CAMO, and Part 147 organizations. Throughout his career, George has held diverse positions related to technical expertise, compliance monitoring, and management, granting him a profound comprehension of the implementation and interpretation of EASA rules and regulations, particularly Implementing Rule 1321/2014 for continuing airworthiness.

6 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons
  • Course Certificate