# What is RTOW and how is it different from MTOW?

Please explain what is RTOW, and what is the difference between RTOW and MTOW. Is there a link between the RTOW and the Weight and Balance Manual?

• What have you found so far? Related on PPRuNe: MTOW and RTOW
– mins
Nov 15 '17 at 15:19
• Related if not duplicate: What are different types of weights of an aircraft?
– Farhan
Nov 15 '17 at 15:30
• @Farhan I don't think that question mentions RTOW? This one does, but only indirectly and it doesn't give a definition. Nov 15 '17 at 15:47
• @Pondlife Yes, you are right. I added it there too.
– Farhan
Nov 15 '17 at 16:10

Google gives you the answer without even clicking any links:

Of course $RTOW \le MTOW$.