useful load

noun

Definition of useful load

: the excess of the full load including the crew and passengers, oil and fuel, auxiliary power system, and communication, navigation, and other equipment over the dead weight of an aircraft itself — compare dead load

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Useful load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/useful%20load. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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