Programme Title Duration Starting FEES/P.A

14 - 25 Mar, 18 - 29 Jul, 14 – 25 Nov

600 60,000


15 DAYS 

Course purpose

To provide understanding, knowledge and skills of the aircraft aerodynamics, its principles of balance   but not limited to structural and operational weight limitations which will aid participants competently perform  aircraft load distribution during load planning besides  special loads and dangerous goods segregation in the  load distribution process, completion of a load sheet and trim sheet but not limited to flight messaging, flight documentation and filling all in line with the Kenya civil aviation authority regulations, ICAO/IATA requirements and the company policies for a safe flight operation

Course objectives

Competently complete a load plan, load sheet and trim sheet Effectively and efficiently be able to send flight messages

Target group

Prospective clients  interested in working as weight and balance / Load control officers with both airlines and Ground Handling Companies who aspire to be turnaround co-coordinators or flight dispatchers.


  • Industry experience of at least three months at any airline.
  • Masterly of written and spoken English Language


2 Weeks (fulltime)

Tuition Fee

USD 600

Training methodology

  • Lectures
  • Classroom exercises
  • Video clips
  • Aircraft model demonstration
  • Course notes
  • Ramp visit

Course Outline

  • Introduction to mass and balance:
  • The Principle of Balance:
  • Aircraft Operational Weights (Mass)
  • The aircraft structural design maximums
  • The fuel terminology
  • Load Planning and Distribution (Distribution Principles):
  • Beam balance principle of distribution in reference to the original balance point
  • Original c.g implications; nose heavy or tail heavy when aircraft is empty
  • Structural load limitations principle
  • ULD principle:
  • Special load principle
  • Dangerous goods principle
  • First in last out principle
  • Load distribution
  • The LIR Completion:
  • Load sheet Completion:
  • Trim Sheet Completion:
  • Weight and Balance Documentation:
  • Weight and Balance Messaging:
  • Introduction to Aircraft Loading

Evaluation method

  • Written examinations during the course.
  • Course attendance records.


An EASA Certificate of successful completion is awarded to participants obtaining a score of 70% or higher in all examinations. Attend at least 80% of the entire course duration.

Our Contacts

East African School of Aviation
P.O. Box: 30689-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
+254716164230, +254788777724,
Fax:+254 20 6823699
Email: info(@)


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