I wonder if there are any brain boxes out there who can shed some light on this question? I have (as far as I am aware) followed the correct proceedure of how to calculate a Traffic Load.

MTOM: 170 000kg

ZFM: 112 500kg

MLM: 148 500kg

DOM: 80 400kg

TAXI FUEL: 800KG

BLOCK FUEL: 40 000KG

TRIP FUEL: 29 000KG.

Question asks for the traffic load which can be carried.

Here are the choices:

A) 32 100kg

B) 32 900kg

C) 18 900kg

D) 40 400kg

__My calculations:__
(*1) (I have calculated MTOM fuel to be block fuel (40 000kg) - taxi fuel (800kg) = (32 000kg) )

(*2) (I have calculated MLM fuel to be block fuel (40 000kg) - taxi fuel (800kg) - trip fuel (29 000kg) = 10 200kg

**MTOM / ****ZFM** /

**MLM**
**LIMIT **170 000kg / 112 500kg / 148 500kg

**DOM** 80 400kg / 80 400kg / 80 400kg

**FUEL** 39 200kg (*1) / ------- / 10 200kg (*2)

**=TRAFFIC LOAD** 50 400kg / 31 600kg / 59 900kg

THE CORRECT ANSWER SHOULD BE

**A** but I don't get anywher near that!

Can anyone tell me where i have gone wrong? I thought that I had these mass and balance questions sorted

I'm currently studying with Bristol, but the question was taken from 'The Daily ATPL' website.

I would be so grateful if anyone could help me