4.08 Operating Procedures

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE STRUCTURAL WEIGHT LIMITATIONS

The controlling Flight Dispatcher shall maintain an adequate working knowledge of the performance parameters, including performance and structural limitations of the aircraft types operating under his jurisdiction. This knowledge in conjunction with meteorological and operational analysis shall be used to:

Establish the Maximum allowable takeoff weight based on:

  • Structural limitations
  • Aircraft performance
  • Runway limiting factors
  • En route terrain clearance

Establish the Maximum allowable landing weight based on:

  • Structural limitations
  • Aircraft performance
  • Runway limiting factors for destination and alternate terminals.

The (air operators) Runway Analysis Manual provides Weight Limitation Charts for scheduled airports and some frequently used alternates and charter airports.

When calculating airport MTOW limits using the runway analysis manual be aware take-off weights established by this transaction may limit payload. It is essential therefore that Flight Dispatchers closely monitor takeoff weights to ensure maximum payload is carried AND that an overload

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