Manage aircraft performance and load

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AVIH0003, 'Manage aircraft performance and load'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Manage aircraft performance and load' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Apply mass and balance control to flight planning

1.1

Components of mass, balance and control are considered and applied in flight planning activities

1.2

Mass and control limitations are included in flight planning calculations

1.3

Required fuel and payload quantities, including minimum fuel reserves, maximum allowable payloads and fuel quantity limitations are considered when calculating mass and balance

1.4

Calculated aircraft mass centre of gravity is within aircraft limits and is established for take-off, cruise and fuel economy calculation purposes

1.5

Ground handling of baggage and cargo is minimised through load distribution and loading sequence planning

1.6

Mass and centre of gravity is derived and calculated using basic data methods and is applied to flight planning calculations

1.7

Comprehensive loadsheet is compiled that includes all required flight performance and load planning data

2

Identify constraints affecting load planning

2.1

Implications of advanced sales on payload, mass and control limitations are considered

2.2

Aircraft, route, fuel required and performance limitation planning factors are assessed for potential constraints to load planning activities

2.3

Hazards are identified, risks are assessed and hazard management is implemented

2.4

Operator advance index tables and potential impact of mass and fuel minima during seasonal change are identified and considered

2.5

Unusual conditions when advanced allotment tables may be exceeded, the operational impacts, and associated contingency planning factors are considered

2.6

Load planning constraints and limitations are prioritised based on operational and regulatory requirements

3

Plan an aircraft load

3.1

Aircraft design and mass, taxi, take-off, landing and zero-fuel weights (ZFW) are reviewed and applied to load planning activities

3.2

Operational load planning factors affecting a restriction on mass, operational (phase of flight), environmental, equipment, airspace and airport/aerodrome are considered and applied as required to aircraft load planning

3.3

Aircraft operating mass and passengers mass limits are summarised within load planning documentation

3.4

Mass of minimum fuel based on ZFW, quantity, fuel type and specific gravity (including fuel quantity conversions) are reviewed and applied to load planning calculations

3.5

Available payload based on specific conditions affecting a flight including maximum take-off weight (MTOW), regulated take-off weight (RTOW), minimum fuel and taxi fuel requirements are determined

3.6

Manual loadsheet including payload location and last minute changes is prepared

3.7

Loadsheet including payload location and last minute changes is interpreted and automated

4

Apply principles of aircraft balance and longitudinal stability to load planning

4.1

Load planning factors including balance, centre of gravity (variations), balance on the ground, principles of lift and centre of pressure, mean aerodynamic chord (MAC) and functions of stabilisers are identified and considered when calculating aircraft performance and load

4.2

Aircraft point of balance is calculated using aircraft data and aircraft balance principles, and is applied to load planning calculations

5

Identify aircraft structural limitations

5.1

Satisfactory aircraft balance calculations are achieved ensuring aircraft is safely loaded, floor strengths have not been exceeded and load/cargo is capable of being satisfactorily restrained

5.2

Fuselage structural limits over, forward and aft of the wing, and mass limitations for associated loading zones are considered and applied to load planning activities

5.3

Maximum allowable package sizes are determined using aircraft tables

5.4

Methods of restraint and the effect on passengers and crew, damage and centre of gravity (CG), including principles of inertia, and forces applied to load are considered and applied to load planning activities

5.5

Advantages and limitations of certified and non-certified cargo pallets and containers, and methods of load security are considered when calculating aircraft load limitations

6

Identify aircraft mass and performance planning safety factors

6.1

Aircraft certification considerations including structural strength, loads, speed limitations, operating environment, performance capability, runway lengths and terrain are considered and applied to aircraft mass and performance calculations

6.2

Aircraft certification standards (including categories, statebased variations, operating mass or CG never exceeding limits), and aircraft flight manual restrictions are considered and applied to aircraft mass and performance calculations

6.3

Environmental considerations (including certified aircraft operating envelope, pressurisation capabilities, system limitations and aircraft flight manual envelope charts) are considered and applied to aircraft performance calculations

7

Determine aircraft mass and speed limitations

7.1

Positive and negative load factor limitations including normal and ultimate (structural), speed limitations and differing express terms of speed are considered and applied to aircraft performance calculations

7.2

Boundaries of aircraft operating envelope for a specific mass are determined using flight strength diagrams, illustrating effect of wind gusts, margins of speed limits, and turbulence penetration considerations

8

Calculate take-off runway requirements

8.1

Turbo-jet aircraft take-off requirements are determined considering clearways and stop-ways, runway requirements and alternatives to balanced field length methods

8.2

Critical engine failure speeds, flap positons and reduced thrust take-off stopping distance at critical engine failure speeds is calculated

9

Calculate climb performance

9.1

Take-off flight path, climb segments including terrain and obstacle avoidance, and the effects of mass, altitude and temperature are determined

9.2

En route considerations affecting climb performance such as take-off mass, en route alternate selection and terrain are considered and applied to aircraft performance calculations

9.3

Approach and landing requirement planning factors including terrain and obstacle avoidance, and effects of mass, altitude and temperature are considered and applied to aircraft performance calculations

10

Calculate landing runway requirements

10.1

Runway landing distance requirements are determined, including effect of aircraft configuration, available stopping distance, and effects of marginal conditions

10.2

Landing distance based on varying environmental conditions, effect of obstacles and braking systems is calculated

11

Determine aircraft buffet boundary and speeds

11.1

Aircraft buffet characteristics, and the effect of variations of a given mass and speed are identified and applied to aircraft performance calculations

11.2

Permissible buffet for a range of aircraft speeds for combinations of mass and altitude, including safe operating margins is calculated