Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
I own a copy of the video entitled "747 The Jumbo Jet" and they mention that on a typical journey, a 747 uses enough fuel to fill 2 suburban swimming pools. Multiply that by the number of departures and you get somewhat of an idea.
The other question for which I don't have an answer is how do they get so much fuel to the airport? I'd be interested to find that out.
A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
The larger airports receive fuel mostly via pipeline. The Conoco Phillips refinery at Wood River, IL is a major supplier to Lambert-St.Louis. One could safely assume the Citgo, Exxon-Mobil and BP refineries in the Chicago area supply ORD and MDW.
LAX probably draws from several LA area suppliers, however the Chevron refinery is just a few miles south. PHX would rely on fuel via pipeline mostly from LA with supplies via a line from El Paso as a secondary supply.
JFKviaPHX From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2306 times:
Don't be fooled by aircraft movements and pax numbers when looking at fuel usage for airports. EWR has many more aircraft movements then JFK but they use less fuel. The same is true for DFW. It depends on the size and distance each flight is going.