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State-of-the-art, exception based visual aircraft weight and balance system meant for airlines of all sizes.

Unique and one of a kind

S4A Smart LOAD applications establishing the world’s first truly exception based
weight and balance and load planning system.

Take a look and read case study written by Brian Watson (Manager, Weight and Balance at Alaska) and check how Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air improve their weight and balance process and much more…

Read it

Case Study was published on AircraftIT magazine in September 2016.

Check Alaska Airlines Case Study

"The most popular feature of the system has been peer-to-peer messaging. It works much like text messaging and supports quick communication between workgroups. The real benefit is that the user doesn’t need to know who in particular is working a flight in order to send a message. Messages can be addressed to various roles that are assigned to a specific flight. This feature has increased the speed and accuracy of communication, while also reducing the number of phone calls between workgroups."
Brian Watson, Alaska Airlines

Centralized load planning

Being integrated with various sources such as flight data, crew data and load information, S4A Smart LOAD can support and monitor the airline's whole load planning process. This solution fully automates and optimizes the load planning activity, engaging agents only when economic or loading irregularities occur.

Available for everyone

It is an extremely powerful yet simple to use solution, supporting both centralized and de-centralized airline load control models. The system perfectly combines the needs of airport ground operations departments and handling companies working in a multi-customer environment and with multi-role capability, including dispatch, load agent, freight, ramp agent, cockpit, engineer, etc.

Tight integration with S4A Smart COMM

Through the union of the S4A Smart LOAD and S4A Smart COMM applications, loading restrictions, irregularity handling, and direct communication are no longer challenges for any Airline.

The key is the automation

Automated Load Process

S4A Smart LOAD provides Automated Load Process functionality, which allows automation of the entire load process – from the cargo manifest to airplane take-off.

The system is subjected to all air traffic regulations and airline business rules concerning cargo compatibility, Dangerous Goods and MEL Items handling. Load Preference tables enable users to configure a preferred position of specific types of cargo. 

By using an alerting mechanism, load control departments can focus on the exceptions only, which leads to productivity increment tremendously.

Automated Balance

During the whole load process the system checks if center of gravity is within limits. Moreover, during the automated process the system includes the optimum center of gravity location provided in AHM Configuration. 

Therefore the system is capable to optimize your fuel economy per aircraft/fleet up to 3% of overall fuel burn savings.

It also displays a fuel vector indicating how center of gravity changes at the time when fuel is burnt. If it is impossible to load all manifested cargo, the system includes priorities provided for specific commodity codes and bumps cargo based on the airline configures bumping rules.

Key Features

  • Fully automated Load Process, with error/exception notification
  • Perfectly unifies needs from Ground Ops and Ramp/Handling companies
  • Connection and data exchange with Flight Planning Systems (FPS), minimizing error potential by constantly checking aircraft, runway and company limitations
  • Perfect unification of needs from airport ground operations departments and handling companies working in a multi-client environment
  • Multi-role interface (dispatch, weight and balance, freight, ramp, cockpit and other roles predefined by the client)
  • Connection and data exchange with any Smart4Aviation or external Departure Control System (DCS)
  • Exception handling and integration with S4A Smart COMM for user Alerting
  • Intuitive operation keeps learning time short and boosts efficiency by reducing error potential
  • Full automation of weight and balance manual restrictions capabilities
  • Automated IRROPs handling
  • Automated Loading Instruction regeneration
  • Worldwide access to weight and balance data
  • Automated load distribution, transit load handling
  • AHM Management
  • IATA standard weight and balance documents available worldwide
  • FAA approved and compliant with EASA
  • Easy to use process wizard interface with drag & drop facility
  • Automated load planning and center of gravity optimization
  • EZFW/EZFM statistical load prediction
  • ACARS integration
  • Cargo compatibility tables
  • Load preference
  • Dangerous goods handling
  • MEL handling
  • Autopositioning of bagage & cargo to achieve optimal load distribution
  • Instant creation and adaption of any aircraft for weight and balance purposes as required
  • Automated EZFW generation for Flight Planning systems
  • Dangerous Goods checks and special provisions applied automatically
  • Adaptive Baggage Plan generation (including connecting baggage segregation)
  • All flight related, weight and balance events stored in a user friendly Event log
  • Automated post-flight message generation (UCM, CPM, LDM, etc.)
  • Load Statistical data
  • Fuel suppliers database (for automated fuel order generation)
  • Flexible configuration

S4A Smart LOAD Components


Increased Productivity

The right information being delivered to the right person at the right time

Fuel Economy

Aiming through automation for the optimum center of gravity per aircraft/fleet, system can optimize your fuel economy up to 3%

Increased Utilization of Manpower and Aircraft

Through advanced communication and automation for improved optimization of all flight related activities

Optimization & Maximization Of Payloads

Supports and monitors the complete planning & load process while optimizes the aircraft center of gravity

Improved Operational Awareness

Critical information is entered and delivered in real-time and without delay

Flight Safety Reduced Risk

Immediate alerting of hazards and events affecting safety of flight

Support Individual Airline Policies & Procedures

The flexible and customizable rules within the system allows establishment of individual policies & procedures

Management By User-Defined Exception Rules

Alerts and rules are fully customizable based upon company policies & standards

Less Errors Due To Automation

Critical information entered real-time at the source

Improves Cross-Departmental Communications & Operational Complexity

The right information being delivered to the right person or aircraft at the right time allowing for response and reaction

Reduction In Aircraft Turn-Time

Improved collaboration on operational problems by delivery of critical information without delay

Ability To Exchange Real-Time Information Among All Airline Branches

Improve organizational and aircraft communication through electronic data exchange


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