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A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel  
User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

We have a new procedure with our west coast flights when the a/c has more then 40,000lbs of fuel. The new procedure consists of not loading compartment 5 when possible and a min weight of 300lbs in compartment only. Anybody else use these procedure with there A320's.

Jetblue15


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User currently offlineJFKviaPHX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Must be due to the warm weather right now. Ever watch KE or JL take off to the Orient during the summer. It uses most of the runway unless there is a headwind. Your aircraft holds a max of 42.2. It can go higher, but that is the operational max for fuel. The few aircraft with the extra tanks still only take 42.2 unless they open up the extra tank. I've noticed they don't.

User currently offlineNotbluejet From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

If you are talking about those extra tanks in the cargo hold... those were a flop. The extra fuel it held was burned during takoff due to the extra weight. With everything factored in they basically did nothing but take up space for baggage.

Basically they are just playing with Weight and Balance to optimize fuel burn. "Tech stops" as they call them hurt. People do not like stopping for fuel, nor does jetblue like paying for it.

With alot of coast to coast flight plans I hope airbus or someone can dish out something to get the a320s all the way across.


On a side note they were limiting C5 loading even before this because of problems with nose strut extension during deplaning.


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Quoting Notbluejet (Reply 2):
With alot of coast to coast flight plans I hope airbus or someone can dish out something to get the a320s all the way across.

I know someone who can get 162 in two classes on 46062 lbs. of JEt-A over 3383 statue miles or 2935 nautical miles!  Smile

(KJFK-KLAX=2157nm)

Boeing 737-800 w/ optional winglets



User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3):
I know someone who can get 162 in two classes on 46062 lbs. of JEt-A over 3383 statue miles or 2935 nautical miles!

Then don't waste time and tell jetBlue, that live saving idea might bring you a blue  goldmedal ...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineNotbluejet From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

"The A320 accommodates 150 passengers in a typical two-class cabin layout, and has a 3,000nm/5,550km range. It can be powered by CFM56-5 or IAE V2500 engines."

...so can an A320, with winglets as standard equipment, but we are flying these planes in the real world not on the internet.

I think what hurts is all the LiveTV equipment. 156 seats + all of the video equipment and a few hundred pounds on the roof for the antenna adds up.
On a positive note they are upgrading the TV's from 5.6 to 6.8 inch screens!  Smile


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