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When must an operator ensure an aircraft is weighed?
  • A
    Every 9 years for individual aircraft masses.
  • B
    When DOM exceeds +/- 0.5% of the maximum landing mass.
  • C
    When DOM exceeds +/- 0.5% of the maximum take-off mass.
  • D
    Every 4 years for individual aircraft masses.

According to EASA AIR OPS - CAT.POL.MAB.100 Mass and balance, loading:

(b) The operator shall establish the mass and the CG of any aircraft by actual weighing prior to initial entry into service and thereafter at intervals of four years if individual aircraft masses are used, or nine years if fleet masses are used. The accumulated effects of modifications and repairs on the mass and balance shall be accounted for and properly documented. Aircraft shall be reweighed if the effect of modifications on the mass and balance is not accurately known.
(c) The weighing shall be accomplished by the manufacturer of the aircraft or by an approved maintenance organisation

According to AMC1 CAT.POL.MAB.100(b) Mass and balance, loading - WEIGHING OF AN AIRCRAFT:

(b) The mass and centre of gravity (CG) position of an aircraft should be revised whenever the cumulative changes to the dry operating mass exceed ±0.5 % of the maximum landing mass or, for aeroplanes, the cumulative change in CG position exceeds 0.5 % of the mean aerodynamic chord. This may be done by weighing the aircraft or by calculation. If the AFM requires to record changes to mass and CG position below these thresholds, or to record changes in any case, and make them known to the commander, mass and CG position should be revised accordingly and made known to the commander.

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