Fuel Reservoir

Are fuel tanks kept under ground in airports? I’m asking because an Emirates 777 is using a truck to pump fuel from the ground

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This is the case at EKCH and surely at many other airports. They have the fuel below the airport.

Is this to save time by not waiting for a fuel truck?

Yes, and also to make it more convenient.


Yes, many airports have it. Fuel supply is piped to all stands and therefore they just need a pump truck/vehicle to get it into the aircraft

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I never knew that. That’s actually really coll

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It sure is! I am pretty sure all new terminals are built like this - I may be wrong though. I am 90% sure the New Heathrow T2 and T5 will be like this… but I could be wrong

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