The FAA has defined a "small" unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) as a vehicle with a maximum takeoff weight
of 55 lb (25 kg).
Due to soaring oil prices, increased air traffic and competition among air transport companies, and environmental concerns, minimization of aircraft maximum takeoff weight
(MTOW) is becoming a critical aspect, of air transport industry.
The CAO said the main factors causing the plane to crash was the pilot's performance, malfunctioning of the engines' control system, and breaching of the Maximum Takeoff Weight
Pilots should have a general understanding of how weight and CG limitations are determined and what they mean (i.e., the reasons for aft and forward CG limits, the reasons for a maximum takeoff weight
, and the reasons for a maximum landing weight.).
The maximum takeoff weight
is 75 kilograms, with a speed of 740 kilometers per hour.
The G650's takeoff balanced field length decreased to 5,858 feet (1,786 m) from the original 6,000 feet (1,829 m) at the aircraft's maximum takeoff weight
of 99,600 pounds (45,179 kg).
John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers of Airbus, said: "Airbus of Airbus has decided to offer a further enhanced version of the popular A330 airliner by increasing the maximum takeoff weight
capability to 240 metric tonnes.
Russian authorities postpone implementation of new TCAS regulations Russian aviation authorities have postponed implementing new regulations requiring all Russian aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight
of more than 5,700 kilos to be equipped with a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) and an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).
With a maximum takeoff weight
of 270 kg, the Hoverbike is estimated to reach an airspeed of 278 km/h and travel 148km on a primary tank of fuel at 80knts cruise, according to his website.
The helicopter, with a maximum takeoff weight
of 757 kg, a load capacity of over 80 kg, a maximum range of 500 km, and a cruising duration of over 4 hours, can fly a maximum speed of 161 km/h.
Its maximum takeoff weight
is 136.5 tons and its maximum speed is 560 km/h.
The aircraft, which is due to enter service at the end of 2010 with a range of up to 1,691 nautical miles and maximum takeoff weight
of 41,640kg, has notched up firm orders with carriers including Adria Airways and Brit Air.