786. Customer Weight Control

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Paper

J F Mandl: 786. Customer Weight Control. In: 28th Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, May 5-8, pp. 19, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc., San Francisco, California, 1969.

 

Abstract

The agencies of the federal government have established certain specifications, manuals, standards, technical orders, forms, and charts to provide weight and balance control of vehicles procured by the government.
In general, the specifications outline the data which the contractor may be required to submit to the government during the design and acquisition phase of a contract up to the time of delivery of the last aircraft.
The technical orders (T. 0.) supply data and establish procedures to be followed by using services in the field to maintain weight and balance control during the life of each aircraft .
Several government manuals, standards, forms, and charts are used by both the contractor and the government to define requirements and to comply with requirements.
This paper and the accompanying figures summarize the Air Force, Navy, and Army requirements for aircraft.
Of course, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) which procures space vehicles , also requires weight and balance control data, but they do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DOD). NASA requirements (some of which are in metric system of measurements) are an entirely separate subject outside the scope of this discussion.
In this paper, Figure 1 shows overall aircraft data requirements imposed on the contractor by the procuring agency. Figures 2 through 6 show details of major elements of Figure 1. Figure 7 shows the data made available to the using service for operational weight control in the field.

 

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