I’m trying to fly the non-stop MNL-LHR route via the Polar route but I get short on fuel around two hours before approach.
Anyone with an effective flight plan that would enable to fly nonstop MNL-LHR?
I’m new on Global. Still learning the ropes.
Do you have cargo and or passengers in weight? Are you flying into a headwind? Both of these can cause fuel issues.
Try not loading the aircraft with a lot of pax or cargo. More weight increase the fuel flow. And use step climbs
Flying on headwind, and a bit on the heavy side. Using Philippine Airlines A350
That should handle it perfectly
I recommend using
windy.com to check winds, Simbrief is a good option for route planning and fuel calculations. Step climbing will also increase fuel efficiency, use the topic below for how to step climb.
Welcome to your guide to Step Climbing! With the release of global to Infinite Flight, there are many new things to learn in regards to your aircraft’s performance. The days of taking off from your favorite airport to cruising at FL390 within 20mins of departure are long over.
Included in this tutorial are a few images that were screenshotted from FlightAware.com that will better help explain how Step Climbing is achieved. The flight in particular is Qantas 8 (QF…
Thank you for sharing that link to
windy.com! I’ve been trying to find a decent winds aloft tool for a while and this is perfect!
Great help. Thanks a lot!
There is a fuel issue with the A350 actually. M.85 at FL330/340 should get you around 20 hours with full fuel.
The A350 like its predecessor the A340-200/300 doesn’t require step climbing on most conditions.
Thanks to the carbon composite and trent xwb. That’s why it has such a great advantage compared to the previous Boeing generations.
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