Aviation Trivia

Who can tell me how much fuel an A380 takes on a typical journey from New York-Kennedy Airport to Dubai Airport? You can give pounds/kilos or gallons/liters.

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Good question what it is

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Guess we will find out…

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That could vary, based on many different factors, such as weight, desired flight plan, reserve fuel, etc.

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I said Typical flight…Assuming you have the tailwind flying east bound and have the same load everyday…

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But what would the load be? I need numbers to work with.

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Google a typical Emirates A380 flight from JFK to Dubai on an A380…Honestly, it was suppose to be more of a guesstimate but Flightaware.com should help out

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Just above 200 tonnes? I’ll guess about 215 tonnes.

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I’ll give you an answer… when global comes out 😉

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About 12 tonnes per hour at 13.75 hours (12.25 hours+0.5 hours FAA reserve+0.5 hours alternate reserve+0.5 hours discretionary reserve.) = 159 tonnes.

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Maybe… 200… 215 Tons?

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12 Tonnes per hour, plus statistical contingency fuel, plus minimum reserves plus diversion fuel.

13 odd hours on a good day. 156 Tonnes
Diversion, probably Al Ain, 45 minutes or so. 9 Tonnes
Statistical Contingency (dependent on time of day, weather, etc.) 15 minutes. 3 tonnes
Minimum Reserves. 6 tonnes
Taxy fuel for departure 2 tonnes

So, tanks approx 176T out of JFK.

All estimates obviously.

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It is about 480,000 pounds of gas or 250 tons.

1 gallon:-D

I guess it’s ~170 tons

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