Aircraft Loading Optimization

Aircraft Loading Optimization

Aircraft loading optimisation is a key part of logistics planning and execution. In a military situation, there are often hazardous or dangerous materials and supplies involved and this makes a fully optimised, secure aircraft load even more critical.

The Weight and Balance and Centre of Gravity (CG) calculations are some of the most important, affecting both performance and stability of the aircraft. Different aircraft specifications must also be considered in addition to the type of load, whether a single type or multiple:

  • Personnel
  • Military vehicles
  • Weaponry and ammunition
  • Supplies
  • ULDs
  • And more.

Loading aircraft to an optimal plan, considering all the available data including practical and logistical constraints, can contribute significantly to efficiencies in both operational productivity and bottom-line cost. When compliance and security are also factored into the already complex logistics planning process, greater efficiency can be achieved by the use of aircraft loading software or a calculator to help automate optimisation planning on a detailed scale.

What is an aircraft loading calculator?

An aircraft loading calculator can help military planners to create the optimal plan for aircraft load balancing. This powerful feature in CLOS works alongside the ULD Loading Calculator, which ensures ULDs are loaded to the optimal capacity. Using this detailed information, the aircraft loading calculator then calculates the most efficient cargo schedule for loading optimised ULDs to one or several aircraft.

CLOS helps to manage:

  • Weight and size limit for each aircraft
  • Weight balance: length and width (momentum admissible range)
  • Compatibility between items and aircraft or position

The power of an aircraft loading simulator

A part of the power of CLOS revolves around simulation, which offers a new level of load optimisation. CLOS’ Machine Learning technology uses complex algorithms to deliver potential scenarios and this makes collaborative decision making much simpler.

Utilizing some of the most intelligent technologies, CLOS uses all the available data and constraints to create 3D imagery of the optimised load. This type of aircraft loading simulator allows variants to be added to the scenario, which can provide a unique insight into loading like never before, making last minute changes to mission planning, destination or load fast and efficient and strengthening the ability to collaborate under pressure.

Military considerations for aircraft loading calculators

The military logistics environment faces enormous pressure to ensure the daily movement of personnel, supplies and often hazardous items happens safely, securely and efficiently. In such a high-risk environment, careful, detailed planning is essential.
It is also important in these types of environments to ensure that the data is collected, recorded, stored, shared and transmitted securely and efficiently to enable fast collaborative decision making – typical of a military logistics plan. CLOS enables a secure, yet accessible platform to those that need up-to-the-minute information to streamline and simplify collaborative decisions.
In a complex, hazardous environment typical of military warehousing and distribution, there are many factors to consider. CLOS aircraft loading calculator is operationally agile and intelligent enough to bring the benefits of modern commercial logistics to the military platform.

Want to know more?

CLOS was developed to meet specific military logistics requirements for the modern age of warfare. In a military environment, it is critical to ensure the security and protection of communications as a core competency.

CLOS helps to strengthen processes through automation and secures lines of communication through leverage of the latest smart and intelligent technologies to enhance operations at every level. CLOS is a one-stop solution to meet compliance and every other requirement across the military logistics sector.

Talk to A-ICE today about how our military logistics software can shape, accelerate and optimize your operations to meet the requirements of today, while remaining scalable, flexible and secure enough for those of tomorrow.

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