Aviation safety issues and actions

Take-off weight check procedure

Issue number: AO-2010-081-SI-02
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 have changed the procedure to check that the computed TOW corresponds to the TOW on the load sheet

Safety issue description

The operator's procedure for confirming the validity of the flight management system generated take-off weight did not place sufficient emphasis on the check against the load sheet.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2010-081-NSA-027
Action organisation: Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Date: 09 February 2012
Action status: Closed
As a result of this occurrence, the Flight Management System (FMS) Weight Data Entry and Verification procedures were amended to confirm that that the FMS computed take-off weight corresponded to that contained in the load sheet.
Last update 18 March 2016