Amir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
actually when i saw the prototypein TLS last Friday, this was the first question that crossed my mind,,, gosh.. doing the loadsheet for htis bird means a lot of fun.
The main problem will be if you have little business and first class pax at a full coach cabin, with only little fuel! then the bird will get damn tail heavy.
If iam not mistaken the A340 has fueltanks in the stabilizers (the A313 has this tehcnology) and there are several fuel pumbs that keep pumping the fule between the main tanks (central and wing) and the tail as to achieve the best point of gravity during different stages of flight.
This remindes me of the most critical loadsheets i use dot see: DC8-63 Cargo!