- Standards Public Review
- 1. Requirements for Aircraft On Board Weight and Balance System
- 2. Guidelines for Mass Properties Control on International Space & Missile Systems
- 5. Mass Properties Control System for Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles
- 6. Standard Coordinate Systems for Reporting the Mass Properties of Flight Vehicles
- 7. Mass Properties Management and Control for Military Aircraft
- 8. Weight and Balance Data Reporting Forms for Aircraft (including Rotorcraft)
- 9. Weight and Balance Control for Guided Missiles
- 10. Weight and Balance Data Reporting Forms for Guided Missiles and Space Launch Vehicles
- 11. Mass Properties Control for Space Vehicles
- 12. Weight Control Technical Requirements for Surface Ships
- 13. Standard Coordinate System for Reporting Mass Properties of Marine Vehicles
- 14. Weight Estimating and Margin Manual for Marine Vehicles
- 15. Vendor Weight Control for the Marine Industry
- 16. Measurement of Missile and Spacecraft Mass Properties
- 17. Weight Distribution and Moments of Inertia for Marine Vehicles
- 100. Vendor Weight Control for the Aircraft Industry
- M-9. Shipboard Weight Surveys
- TO-1. Overview of Mass Properties Engineering for Vehicle Systems
100. Vendor Weight Control for the Aircraft Industry
8 November 2009
Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
This Recommended Practice is sponsored by the Society of Allied Weight Engineers Government – Industry Workshop. Its purpose is to supplement Recommended Practice 7 (Reference 2) which provides the requirements for mass properties management and control of military aircraft, Recommended Practice 6 (Reference 1) which defines standard coordinate systems for reporting the mass properties information, and Recommended Practice 8 (Reference 3) which describes the reporting of weight and balance data for aircraft (including rotorcraft).
This recommended practice focuses on the role that contractors (including subcontractors and vendors) play in establishing uniform procedures for the determination, control, and documentation of mass properties of aircraft structure, subsystems and components. As a Recommended Practice, this document is advisory in nature and is meant to be used as a template that contains terminology, processes, and procedures that are generally accepted in the industry in addition to reflecting sound mass properties engineering practices in the reporting and control of contracted work packages of aircraft components. This recommended practice is, therefore, applicable for mass properties reporting and control of all aircraft development and acquisition.
SAWE is providing public release of this document, SAWE Recommended Practice A-1 at this time. SAWE RP A-1 is at a “public review” release level. The document is thought to be fully complete, has been reviewed internally and is now available for general audience use and comment. This review process supports American National Standards Institute initiative to create voluntary consensus open standards.