Aviation safety issues and actions

Load Sheet layout

Issue number: AO-2010-081-SI-01
Issue owner: Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-081
Issue release date: 09 February 2012
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification: The operator has changed the format of the aircraft loadsheet

Safety issue description

The presentation on the aircraft load sheet of the zero fuel weight immediately below the operating weight, increased the risk of selecting the inapropriate figure for flight management system data entry.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2010-081-NSA-026
Action organisation: Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Date: 09 February 2012
Action status: Closed
As a result of this occurrence, the presentation of the load sheet has been changed to separate the operating weight and the zero fuel weight data in order minimise the risk of inadvertent selection of an incorrect weight.
Last update 08 January 2014