payload


payload
That part of the useful load of an aircraft that is over and above the load necessary for the operation of the vehicle. It includes the commercial load of a civil aircraft and armament carried on board a military aircraft. The proportion of fuel to the payload depends on the range required, but the payload is limited by the space available and the aircraft maximum structural weight. See payload/range graph.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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