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Operational Empty Weight (OEW)
Operational Empty Weight (OEW) in aviation is a term that defines the total weight of an aircraft’s structure, engines, and all permanently installed equipment. It is a fundamental parameter in aircraft weight categorization, serving as a baseline for calculating other critical weights for flight operations. OEW includes items such as unusable fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid, and sometimes, by certain definitions, includes the weight of the crew and their belongings, but it excludes the weight of payload and usable fuel.
Understanding and accurately determining the OEW is essential for aircraft operators, as it influences several key aspects of flight planning and performance. This includes the calculation of payload capacity, fuel requirements, flight range, and takeoff and landing performance. A precise assessment of OEW is crucial for ensuring that the aircraft operates within its safe weight limits as prescribed by aviation authorities and aircraft manufacturers.
In the modern aviation industry, where safety and efficiency are paramount, reliable aviation software plays a pivotal role. A-ICE’s suite of aviation software provides robust tools for managing aircraft weight and balance, including accurate tracking and analysis of Operational Empty Weight. These solutions enable operators to optimize aircraft load, ensure regulatory compliance, and maintain the highest standards of operational safety.
For flight crews and ground staff, being well-informed about the aircraft’s OEW is indispensable. It forms the foundation upon which safe and efficient flight operations are built, from route planning to payload distribution and beyond.
Optimize your flight operations with precise and efficient management of Aircraft Weight and Balance using A-ICE’s advanced aviation software solutions. Elevate your operational standards to new heights today.
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A-ICE's Weight And Balance System (A-WBS) has been used in Genova Airport, Italy. We find the system easy to use and quick to operate. From a user's point of view, the layout of the system allows to quickly find the information. High level of automation promotes time saving and less human errors.
The commitment, support, and expertise of the A-ICE team have been crucial in delivering the system enhancements necessary to accommodate our scheduled expansion to London Heathrow. A-ICE has consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of the specific IT challenges facing a growth business such as ours, and they have been able to answer those challenges through the straightforward implementation of effective, efficient technology.
A-HDB was the solution to our needs. We now have a modern system, designed to manage efficiently our operations on the ground and provide better levels of service to our customers.
The nature of the Weight And Balance System (A-WBS) allowed for a flawless training, easy to understand, within 4 hours everybody in the training class was able to balance an aircraft unaided.
The flexibility of A-ICE’s software and architecture confirmed that we made the right choice. The system is so fast and simple that it’s impressively easy to deploy and rapidly adopted by operatives at any station.
The Weight And Balance System (A-WBS) finally allows us to balance flights very quickly and with high quality. The system is simple and fulfills everything our airport needs.
The aftercare/support is admirable. A-ICE is very responsive and in constant communication. You feel that you have gained a member of your team with huge experience and always ready to point you in the right direction, whenever you are in doubt.