ABC’s weight & balance system is up and running


AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) starts 2021 relying on its weight & balance system (ABC WBS).

The platform, which was designed, tested and rolled out within the toughest months of 2020, is aimed to minimise ground flight operations time, maximise load control and ramp activities, as well as maintain on-time performance through automatic schedule monitoring.

ABC WBS makes all the calculation in an accurate and safe mode, eliminating the human error risk and producing the required Weight & Balance documentation for each flight, such as Loading Instructions (LIR), Report Forms, Loadsheets (LS), and Preliminary & Final Messages (PLI&CPM).

The system is adjustable for various aircraft types as it uses the tabular data of the aircraft setup information – limits, aircraft decks layout, fuel and envelope scheme.

At the moment ABC WBS is used for the company’s freighter fleet, consisting of Boeing 747-400ERF, Boeing 747-8F, and Boeing 777 F, with the plans to expand it for ATRAN Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 737-400SF and Boeing 737-800BCF as of February this year.