Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 174 participants from 55 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

An all-encompassing course for newcomers to the field of load control. Learn the theories and principles of weight and balance as per the standard IATA Design Manual and Automated Load Sheet. This course prepares you for the Load Controller certification.

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Course Code: TALP-01

Course format

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of airport layouts, operations and facilities.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Netherlands, Amsterdam (IATA)
6 - 10 March, 2023
Register before 13 Feb, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply.
Please register by 13 Feb
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 171924
English
USD 2,240
USD 2,910
Regular
USD 3,245

3 additional classes are scheduled

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
22 - 26 May, 2023
Register before 19 Feb, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply.
Please register by 01 May
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 178411
English
USD 2,340
USD 3,010
Regular
USD 3,345

This class is offered in cooperation with Fraport.

Fraport AG Ground Services
c/o IATA Local Training Coordinator
Building 181, Gate 3
60547 Frankfurt Airport

Germany

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
10 - 14 July, 2023
Register before 09 Apr, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply.
Please register by 19 Jun
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172439
English
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
Regular
USD 2,676

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
4 - 8 December, 2023
Register before 03 Sep, 2023 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply.
Please register by 13 Nov
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172107
English
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
Regular
USD 2,676

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize the basic principles of flight, related to aircraft weight and balance
  • Recognize the terms used in the field
  • Identify the various weights used in the compilation of a load sheet
  • Analyze the use of indexes and % Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)
  • Recognize the design of trim and table charts
  • Review the standard IATA manual load sheet and drop line trim chart and the IATA standard electronic data processed load sheet

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Basic theory of flight
  • Aircraft weights and indexes at different flight stages
  • Initial aircraft weights and indexes
  • Aircraft operating and structural weights
  • Aircraft limiting weights
  • Theory of balance
  • Balance theory applied to aircraft
  • Drop line trim chart and its function
  • The manual load/trim sheet and the standard IATA EDP Load/trim sheet compilation

Who should attend

  • Ramp/loading/passengers handling supervisors
  • Ramp/loading/passengers handling agents
  • Airline staff working at an airport
  • Ground handling agents and supervisors
  • Future load controllers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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