Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Aircraft weights

Aircraft weights

Aircraft weights

Is there a source available that includes gross weights of various aicraft by make and model?

RE: Aircraft weights

I've used information provided by the various manufacturers for their aircraft, Locheed, Boeing, etc.  They have manuals that stipulate runway requirements, wheel loadings and dimensions for wheel spacing, tail height, width, etc.  Loading stipulates empty, fueled, loaded with passengers and/or cargo, takeoff, landing, etc.


RE: Aircraft weights

We're working w/ general aviation airports evaluating existing runways and helping them determine what aircraft they can land based on existing conditions and structural capacity of runway.  I was hoping to find a source that included the data you list for a variety of manaufacturers.  I will look for info from individual manufacturers, though.  Thanks for the info.   

RE: Aircraft weights

I no longer have the manuals (haven't done any airport work for 15 years), but they are prepared in a binder form and may be 2 or 3 inches thick... They are loaded with info.  They are usually aircraft specific and the information should be obtainable from the supplier.  

I still use my copy of PCA software for designing pavements, and, with a little fudging, use it for designing slabs for racking, etc.  Software is a little klunky (designed prior to Windows) but I've found it extremely useful over the years for both design and analysis of runways and hangar slabs.

The PCA also has/had an excellent publication titled "Design of Concrete Airport Pavement" by Packard.  My copy is dog eared and almost thread bare... <G>  There are also programs available from the FAA (I think) using a layered elastic model approach for pavement designs.


RE: Aircraft weights

FAA does indeed have layered elastic model software on their website.  I went to look for it to post for you and I found this link:


that is a database of aircraft characteristics.  You can search by manufacturer or model and find weights, dimensions, line drawing, etc.  It's not as detailed as info direct from manufacturer, but it's useful.  

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close