Re: Aircraft Weight calc. question

From:         maclure@eos.arc.nasa.gov (IanMaclure)
Organization: NASA Ames Research Center
Date:         20 Apr 95 01:51:45 
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ken1navypa@aol.com (Ken1navypa) writes:

>When figuring out the weight and balance on a commercial aircraft since
>they certainly don't weigh everybody how much weight do they alot for each
>passenger? Is there a standard weight for each passenger onboard and do
>they actually weigh all luggage carried underneath? Thanks.

For purposes of calculation there is a standard passenger weight ( 175 lbs )
used. Its been this way for some time.
Baggage gets weighed and a weight and balance calculation is done.

IBM
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