RetiredWeasel wrote:During the 90's, load control made a couple of 30,000+ lb load errors on 747-200F flights that I heard about. It' was noticed when the fuel burn on an 8 hour flight is significantly greater than the flight planned fuel used and in one case caused the freighter to land at Chitose AB, Japan. I'm sure with modern tech that those kind of errors are rare.
TheSonntag wrote:In General Aviation, it is quite easily possible to fly an overloaded airplane. Especially in typical trainers like the C172, if you put 4 people in it and fill up the fuel, the plane is very soon above the maximum take off weight of 1158 KG.
TheSonntag wrote:How is this with airliners? Obviously, IT equipment and dedicated personnel help, but do the airplanes actually measure their own weight? Is it possible to overload modern airliners without anyone noticing, or would this trigger warnings?
Okcflyer wrote:I’m curious about the real time performance comparison the newer models are doing. How big of a performance deviation before it alarms? Do modern predictive maintenance systems use this info at all? Most if not all predictive monitoring is around non-structural parts. But it would be interesting if one could extend major checks based on real performance assessments over the life of the aircraft.
VSMUT wrote:TheSonntag wrote:In General Aviation, it is quite easily possible to fly an overloaded airplane. Especially in typical trainers like the C172, if you put 4 people in it and fill up the fuel, the plane is very soon above the maximum take off weight of 1158 KG.
The C172 and PA28 are really 3-person aircraft with 4 seats. It was one of the first things I was taught when I began flying.
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