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British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

UncleZoot

So the system was down to calculate a load sheet? The last time I checked, the pilot was pilot and first officer were the ones that calculated the load sheets and ordered the fuel.

If you don't know the load, you can't calculate the fuel required or more importantly, your V1, V2, and rotate speeds.

A basic spread sheet, with passenger count, freight weight and distance to be flown will yield the fuel required in pounds, liters or tonnes.

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