Together with the books "Performance" and "Flight Planning", this book covers the curriculum in the subject "Flight Performance and Planning" as required by EASA. Emphasis has been given on providing the student with the basic physics knowledge required to be able to form the set of equations necessary to find the centre of gravity position.
From the book’s contents: Masses, Centre of Gravity, Mean Aerodynamic Chord, Aircraft Mass Check, Floor Loads and Calculation of Traffic Load. The book has dedicated chapters for calculation of Mass and balance for:
Small Aeroplane (the generic aeroplane SEP1)
Light Twin Aeroplane (the generic aeroplane MEP1)
Medium Range Twin Jet (the generic aeroplane MRJTi)
Within the EASA countries SI units are supposed to be used. On the other hand, it Is common to use US units In aviation. In this book SI units are used as first choice and US units when it seems logical to do so.