In 2014 the Transport Safety Bureau tabled its independent investigation into the occurrence of aviation take-off incidents both in Australia and Internationally that occurred between 1989 and 2009. The report identified RISK CONTROL relative to human error involving incorrect take-off performance parameter calculations methods used as a contributing factor behind take-off incidents / accidents. The report identified that a single solution for minimising or eliminating these errors was missing and made recommendations, including the need for a procedural SYSTEM CROSS-CHECK – Where more than one system is available for calculating take-off performance parameters, system manufacturers and airlines should consider provisions for cross-checking the data between both sources.
The Transport Safety Bureau further identified that as technology evolves, machines become more complex, which in turn affects the way in which humans and machines interrelate. This interaction has created a new set of error modes and one such error that continues to surface is the calculation or data entry of erroneous take-off performance parameters, relative to – Zero Fuel Weight (ZFW), Take-off Reference Speeds (V speeds) and importantly Total Overall Weight (TOW).
In 2016 there is still NO safety cross-checking system available to the Australian or International Aviation Industry, Pilots and/or Engineers, relative to one of the most critical factors in determining ‘take-off performance parameters’ – Total Overall Weight (TOW).
That is until Trakblaze designed and patented the Runweight™ Aircraft weighing equipment – which has the capabilities of weighing an A380 aircraft. The Runweight™ Aircraft weighing and balancing system is the forethought and expansion of Trakblazes long standing relationship in weighing enormous mining trucks, up to an incredible 12kph (7.5 mph), site dependant.
Runweight™ is an intelligent weights and balances system that is integrated seamlessly into an existing departure runway of an airport or airline maintenance facility. The Runweight™ system provides flight crew with highly accurate live cross-checking weights and balances data, prior to take-off.
For the ﬁrst time in aviation history, Runweight™ offers airlines and flight crew a safety net solution to validate and cross-check any aircraft’s total weight and balances, whilst in motion and prior to take off and landing.