Aviation safety issues and actions

Take-off weight check procedure

Issue number: AO-2010-081-SI-02
Who it affects:
Issue owner: Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-081
Date: 09 February 2012

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 organisation: Cobham Aviation Services Australia
Action number: AO-2010-081-NSA-027
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.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The operator have changed the procedure to check that the computed TOW corresponds to the TOW on the load sheet

Last update 18 March 2016