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    Default What is the average weight calculated per person?

    What is the weight calulated by airlines per person that boards any airplane? Also what would be the max cargo weight for any of the default aircraft? ie: 737,747,777. I'd like to load the planes as realistically as possible. Thanks!

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    Default RE: What is the average weight calculated per person?

    I remember when I worked at an airline the weight that was entered into the FMC was 185 per passenger.

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    Default RE: What is the average weight calculated per person?

    I am probably wrong but I remember hearing they had adjusted the weight to 210lbs. per person because passengers are getting FATTER! Plus I think they introduced it after a crash determined the weight was mis-calculated.

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    as of January 5 2004 Alaska Airlines uses the following:

    Nov15 - May15 210
    May16 - Nov14 18

    these are expected to be revised on the next review cycle on Jan1 08

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    What are you trying to say. Fat folks dont fly during the summer or skinny folks fly doing the winter?

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    Industry standards, all US airlines make this allowance for clothing and 'other personal items' (that is how it is stated in my copy of 'AS Standard Dispatch Operations and Crewing Manual rev 11-233, pp 451-453 with footnations).

    I also believe this is a common adjustment with other airlines in the world.

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    >I remember when I worked at an airline the weight that was
    >entered into the FMC was 185 per passenger.

    I keep seeing that weight figured at 170 lbs,in fact on the Raytheon site they still use those numbers for pilot and co-pilot. Those numbers always seem way low to me,I couldn't keep my weight at 170 back when I was running 10-15 miles per week let alone now.

    Seems like a better figure would be about 200,if pilot and co-pilot weighed in less then all the better.

    David

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    at netjets we use 181(summer) and 186(winter).

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    I heard 165lbs cabin baggage included per person.
    Sandokan

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    Default RE: What is the average weight calculated per person?

    Short of living in a tropical paradise, most folks tend to wear more clothes in the winter, hence the increase in weight.

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