Aircraft Weight and Balance (Classroom, 5 days)


About

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.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course Code: TALP-01

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of airport layouts, operations and facilities.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate
  • 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

Next class

Aircraft Weight and Balance (Classroom, 5 days)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
24 - 28 August, 2020
Register before 03 Aug, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 03 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 104763 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
Member
USD 2,790
Regular
USD 3,100

This class is offered in cooperation with FRAPORT.

As part of the course, participants will be visiting FRAPORT facilities airside, so it is highly advisable to bring appropriate clothing for the visit at the ramp.

2 additional classes are scheduled

Aircraft Weight and Balance (Classroom, 5 days)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
7 - 11 December, 2020
Register before 08 Sep, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 16 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110696 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
Member
USD 2,790
Regular
USD 3,100

Aircraft Weight and Balance (Classroom, 5 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
14 - 18 December, 2020
Register before 15 Sep, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 23 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110697 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
Member
USD 2,790
Regular
USD 3,100

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Upon completion of 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

  • 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

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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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