Loading of cargo Aircraft requires accuracy and is important for safe operation in airline industry. Due to loading complexity of large cargo aircraft, the document AHM 560 »Airport handling manual« is used as a guideline for mass and balance and loading presentations. Manual has to be written by an airline operator for specific aircraft type. Airline operator is responsible that the manual complies with all limitations determined by aircraft the manufacturer.
The main purpose of the manual is to show the loading guidelines and describe the correct loading of an aircraft and proper calculation of loadsheet. Loadsheet is the final document of loading that the operator needs for every flight with specific data for the flight concerned. It is possible to calculate loadsheet with all pre-calculated data presented in AHM 560. Safely and legally, it is impossible to perform a flight without a loadsheet.
In this bachelor thesis, the construction of manual AHM 560 is presented for a cargo aircraft Airbus A300-622R. Manual contains sumed information about the results of aircraft weighing. Aircraft weighing defines total mass and center of gravity of empty aircraft. With this data, manual describes mass and centre of gravity (CG) limitations and furthermore defines mass and CG values for different operational aircraft configurations. It also describes loading instructions and loading positions with its calculated mass and volumetric limitations. Operator also defines standard masses for the crew, baggage, fly away kit etc.