empty weight


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empty weight

The weight of the structure of an airplane, its power plant, all fixed equipment, including optional equipment, ballast, full reservoir of hydraulic fluid, and unusable fuel and oil that is in the pipelines. It does not include the weight of occupants, cargo, baggage, and usable fuel.
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oThe maximum weight when youAEre landing this plane, youAEre only allowed to have 4,000kg on it and the empty weight is almost 2,700kg.
33 are built from a lightweight fibeX composite material which is claimed to reduce the empty weight of the aircraft by about 40% compared to similar aluminium-built aircraft.
The latches are recessed and keyed for locking, and the empty weight is 17 pounds, leaving you 33 pounds for bows and stuff.
Combined with an aircraft empty weight of 34,000 pounds, we had a gross weight of 48,000 pounds.
The maximum empty weight is less that two per cent over our internal targets,' Mr Forgeard said.
Nicky Tinkler, who lost an empty weight cloth and a pad in the last furlong on disqualified `winner' Compton Plume.
Each of the bunkers has an empty weight of nearly 30,000 pounds and holds six adults.
2 of a pound of their predicted payload, and about three times the plane's empty weight.
Steven Thomas, Precision Conversions' President stated, "We are extremely pleased that another customer has chosen the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF based on its operating efficiency and the industry's lowest Operating Empty Weight.
With a lower operating empty weight than the competition but higher maximum takeoff weights, customers can fly further or carry more payload.
For example, for a tipper trailer (head and trailer) whose empty weight is 25 tonnes, driven with single axis of 8 tonnes, double axis of 21 tonnes and triple axis of 32 tonnes, the gross weights of the axles will be 61 tonnes.