|Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 2):|
How is the weight of all the catering calculated? Standard weights like pax or something else?
From experience all food carts, carriers, liquor kits, ice tubs and alike are weighed. All weighed empty and then full. A full size soda cart can weigh as much as 200 lbs., each ice tubs has 5 lbs of ice. Every cart, carrier goes in a certain spot in the galley as they have numbers. So fwd galley right side of plane backing cockpit is galley 1, or R1, space next to coffee maker is say 101. half size trash can can be in 109. Oh we had to weigh the trash cart. Fwd galley right side backing F/C is galley 2, or R2
galley storage by main door galley 3, L3. Rear galley takes up full width of coach Galley 4. This was for a 737--800. MX
can weigh a plane from time to time as plane gets old and get loaded down with dirt and grease. Empty weight of plane includes the ovens as they don't get removed in between flights.
The galley manufacture has weight limits for each slot. IIRC the heaviest cart or carrier was placed in the middle rear galley that would be the liquor cart, or supply carrier, with the soda cart next to it. We placed heaviest in middle or outside towards aisle. I hope this answers any questions.