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What Is High Gross Weight Option?  
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6817 times:

Greetings everyone. I was looking through the section that contains information on different airliners and etc. and when I looked for the range of a speficic aircraft, I saw that the "High Gross Weight Option" had a significant longer range. Can anyone please tell me what is this "High Gross Weight Option"? Thank you for your responses.


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User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6759 times:

IIRC, its simply a beefed up airframe that allows the aircraft to carry more fuel to increase range or more payload to increase revenue. Its simply an increase in MTOW, and empty weight as well usually.

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

A maximum take off weight increase option may not increase the empty weight of an airplane. But the manufacturer has proprietary data that an operator has to pay for when it is possible to certify an increase the MTOW of a airplane in their fleet. This generally will allow for longer range operations. More flexibility is gained if the zero fuel weight is also increased. Increases in ZFW will allow more payload to be carried, and increase in MTOW may only allow more fuel, but not more payload.

User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

We are just about to do a MTOW increase mod on a Dornier 228.

The undercarriage is being strengthened along with bigger wheels and brakes, adjustments to the flying control setting, new ASIs (different settings), new props and strakes fitted to the rear fuselage.

Fuel tanks stay the same.

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