Load Management System
The CVN 68 Class carries roughly 20,000 tons of loads (aircraft, fuel, personnel, stores, etc.). There are some 415
tanks and voids and some 245 storerooms and magazines. The amount of material continuously being brought
onboard, moved, and being consumed is large. Aircraft carrier operations require the flight deck to be as level as
possible. There is a list control system to account for aircraft movement. A system similar to those used on
tankers (commercial and AOEs) would provide the ship with a tool to better track and manage loads. This would
enable the crew to minimize displacement list, and trim; thereby, minimize operational restrictions. A load
Management system is being investigated by the CVN 76 IC effort.