Cargo handling & logistics · Special cargo · Classroom · Certificate: Aviato Academy

Training information

  • Length of training: 9 days
  • Language: English
  • Certification: Aviato Academy Certificate
  • Previous knowledge required: Valid cargo warehouse operations and ULD build and aircraft turnaround coordination and loading supervision certificates
  • Price: €1,970 (VAT excluded)

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Target Audience

  • Loadmasters
  • Loading supervisors
  • Ramp and turnaround coordinators


Lead your staff in the continuous handling and turnaround of different types of aircraft. To maximize the use of ground service equipment, personnel, and ensure reliable on-time efficiency, learn the necessary technical procedures for aircraft handling and loading. Learn how to correctly, efficiently, and easily manage the cargo loading system (CLS) of several aircraft.

  • Manage off-loading/loading procedures
  • Manage aircraft turnaround, resource and processes coordination
  • Apply best practices in turnaround services to be safe, timely, and economically efficient.
  • Awareness and implementation of safety and punctuality during loading operations
  • Operate cargo loading system (CLS)

Course content

Day 1 & 2

  • Business critical (GEN 01, 02, 03, 04: Airside Safety, Aviation Security, Human Factors, Safety Management System)

Day 3

  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for Loadmasters and Load Planners – 7.6 (former CAT. 10)

Day 4 to 9

  • Weight and Balance wide body basic and narrow body familiarisation including exercises
    • Introduction
    • The four forces
    • Theory of flight
    • Flight controls
    • Consequences of overweight or out-of-balance aircraft
    • Standard and actual weights
    • Fuel
    • Principles of balance
    • Structural strength limits
    • Aircraft type familiarization
    • ULD types accepted
    • Specific Loading/Offloading Procedures
    • Loading restraint system
    • Specific DGR / Special load Loading Restrictions
    • Load Planning
    • Fuel Planning
    • Load and trim sheet


  • Load Control – Aircraft Weight and Balance principle (LOD 01) – CERTIFICATE can be provided
  • Load Control – Load Planning and Loadsheet (LOD 02) – ONLY Familiarisation on Narrow Body (B737) and Wide Body (B747) (no certification)
  • Load Control – Documentation and messaging (LOD 03) – ONLY Familiarisation (no certification)

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