Duties of load control

The purpose of cargo control is to ensure a safe operation of each flight with respect to the weight and balance of the aircraft. We must ensure that dangerous goods and / or miscellaneous special cargoes are loaded in accordance with regulations. By loading the luggage correctly, we ensure that the luggage of the passengers is delivered on time after arrival and the transfer of the luggage that connects to other flights is granted. Load control can be performed manually or in an EDP system. Each load controller must be able to issue manual documents in case of system failure. Below you will find the purpose of the documents that must be issued for each flight.


The purpose of the previous calculation is:

– Calculation of the estimated volume and weight needed to load luggage and mail.

– The best economic offer for the cargo department on weight and volume available for cargo.

– Calculation of the estimated weight of the aircraft. The dispatcher or commander needs this information to calculate the amount of fuel needed for a flight.

– According to these calculations, we can prepare for possible considerations to be taken in case of weight or volume problems that we may encounter.

The previous calculation is mandatory in the case of the manual loading sheet, if the loading sheet is calculated in an EDP system, it is optional.

Charging instruction

The purpose of the cargo instruction is to distribute the planned cargo for a flight making sure:

– The plane will be loaded according to our instructions.

– The center of gravity will be within the given limits.

– The inclination of the tail of the plane is avoided.

– Dangerous goods and miscellaneous special charges are loaded according to the instructions.

– The load is loaded and unloaded in the correct priority sequence.

Load sheet

The purpose of the loading sheet is:

– Calculation of the weight of the actual cargo on an aircraft, ensuring that the structural and operational weight limits of the aircraft are not exceeded.

– Calculation of the center of gravity of an aircraft, ensuring that the balance of the aircraft is within the established limits.

– Information to the crew about weight, balance and passengers in an aircraft.

– Statistics

Captain Notification

The notification to the captain (NOTOC) shows all dangerous goods and miscellaneous special cargoes that are loaded into an aircraft. This information is important for the crew to take the correct considerations of the procedure in case of incidents.


Sending of necessary messages after the departure of the aircraft.


– Safety always has the first priority!

– The priority sequence of economic punctuality and passenger comfort depends on the situation.

– The correct application of load control rules takes precedence over the work of other stations, including punctuality.