smartt1982 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 225 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
How do you find out the max take off weight of an airliner?
In our company FCOM Limitation section it lists the Max take weight as 74,990 (at the top of the paragraph it has our company identifier which means the info has been changed from the original Boeing master copy in some way.
Else where on this site it lists it as a high gross weight max take-off 79,015kg and on the Boeing site it is listed as 79,010 kg.
What are the reasons behind an airline choosing a lower Max weight, does it affect maintenance/charges for using the aircraft like a car tax?
In relation to this, when we press TOGA on a G/A the bug speed drives to a flap speed for the aircraft at the max take-off weight so if it gets all the way to flaps up before ALT ACQ the speed window will open at 222 knots, now will this be the up speed for the weight that Boeing has or the one the company has chosen? Would that sort of change affect the flight instrumentation software?
clydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3328 times:
Quoting smartt1982 (Reply 3):
Also our numbers are depicted as 66990, 69,990 and 74,990, any particular reason for the 990 at the end?
I would guess it is due to how the category bands for nav charges are set up. If you look at a JP fleets you will find a lot of aircraft with different European airlines ending in 990. This must be the cut-off point where 991 would put you in a higher charge category.