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.

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

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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 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

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Next class

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
4 - 8 July, 2022
Register before 13 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 13 Jun
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148774
English
USD 2,070
USD 2,690
Regular
USD 3,000

2 additional classes are scheduled

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
14 - 18 November, 2022
Register before 14 Aug, 2022 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 24 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148003
English
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
Regular
USD 3,100

This class is offered in cooperation with FRAPORT.

Aircraft Weight and Balance (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
12 - 16 December, 2022
Register before 11 Sep, 2022 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 21 Nov
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148615
English
USD 1,736
USD 2,232
Regular
USD 2,480

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

  • 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.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Airline Operations Diploma

Learn the skills to manage airline operations, ground operations, and to implement emergency response programs.

  • English
  • Español

Ground Operations Diploma

Gain management and operational knowledge about efficient ground operations for airlines and GSPs.

  • English
  • Español
  • Français

Airside Operations Excellence Diploma

Learn to perform ramp handling services according to industry standards. Gain confidence in your ability to achieve safety while optimizing your station’s On-Time Performance (OTP).

  • English
  • Español
  • Français

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