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zero fuel weight [1 record]

Record 1 2014-12-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Loads and Weights (Transport.)
  • Air Transport
DEF

The weight of the aeroplane with passengers and baggage but without usable fuel.

CONT

maximum zero fuel mass: [A term which] means the maximum permissible mass of an aircraft with no usable fuel. The mass of the fuel contained in particular tanks must be included in the zero fuel mass when it is explicitly mentioned in the aircraft flight manual limitations; ...

CONT

actual zero fuel weight: ... result obtained by subtracting the weight of all flight fuel (minimum and desired) from the Actual Operational Take-Off Weight. It must never exceed the Maximum Design Zero Fuel Weight, or the specific flight zero fuel weight.

OBS

The term "weight" is retained in this part of ISO 5843, instead of the correct technical term "mass," in order to conform to current commercial usage.

PHR

Estimated, maximum zero fuel weight.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Poids et charges (Transports)
  • Transport aérien
DEF

Masse de l'avion avec les passagers et les bagages, mais sans carburant.

CONT

La masse sans carburant est la somme [de la] masse de base (corrigée s'il y a lieu) plus [la] charge transportée.

OBS

poids total sans carburant : [...] on confond souvent «poids» [en anglais : «weight»] et «masse» [en anglais : «mass»]; [...] le poids est une grandeur de la nature d'une force, c'est la force due principalement au champ gravitationnel de la Terre et à la force centrifuge due à la rotation de la Terre, variables d'un lieu à l'autre, [alors que la] masse d'un corps [...] reste constante [...] en tout point de l'Univers [...]

OBS

masse sans carburant; ZFW; AZFW : terme et abréviations uniformisés par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie aéronautique (CUTA) - Opérations aériennes.

PHR

Masse maximale sans carburant, masse totale sans carburant.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Peso y carga (Transporte)
  • Transporte aéreo
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