zero-fuel weight


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zero-fuel weight

The sum total of the empty weight of an aircraft, its crew, passengers, and cargo. It is the maximum permissible weight of an aircraft; any additional load beyond this must be in the form of fuel (i.e., the maximum takeoff weight less the total usable fuel in the applicable aircraft).
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Piper also introduced a new limitation: a zero-fuel weight of 4000 pounds, meaning that any weight over 4000 pounds had to be in fuel, not payload.
However, the zero-fuel weight stayed at 4000 pounds, so the benefit was a mixed blessing.
Airbus said the heavier version would include a 3t increase in maximum zero-fuel weight as well as maximum landing weight, with a resulting 3t increase in payload.
This oversight led the crew to enter inaccurate centre-of-gravity and zero-fuel weight data into the A330's computer systems, and delays in notification of the loading error meant the jet operated 10 more sectors before undergoing precautionary maintenance checks.
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