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MD-11 Tail Stands

Wed Jan 16, 2002 4:34 am

I know that the most common anti-tip method on MD11s is using nose weighting (either by step-loading, tethering or weight carts) but was curious if there is a possibility of using a tail stand instead. Does anybody use them? Are they even available?

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RE: MD-11 Tail Stands

Wed Jan 16, 2002 5:05 am

The most common and safest way is proper sequential loading and unloading. The tether is a backup, which during the load/unload should not be tight, and if it is, the loaders are promptly alerted. But normally, our loaders are very good and are very aware of the situation.
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RE: MD-11 Tail Stands

Wed Jan 16, 2002 5:37 am

What is proper sequential loading and unloading? Freight W&B is foreign to me. Where are the heaviest igloos placed? DG/HAZMAT has to be in the first position, correct? How is freight "locked" in place? Are there guidelines for loading any bulk compartment with loose freight? What about the ULDs below deck? Thank you!


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