Weight Restrictions on Aircraft

The weight being carried by any type of aircraft must always be known and be taken into consideration when planning flights. This is because:

  • overweight aircraft may be hazardous, especially when taking off and landing
  • extra weight will require more fuel which itself will cause more weight to be taken on and thus even more cost will be incurred

All aircraft operators have strict rules covering aircraft weight which encompass any state regulations as well as any additional restrictions of their own