DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1978 posts, RR: 18 Posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15381 times:
Hey everyone. I've been learning fueling for CRJ 200s and ERJ-135/145s. Today I fueled a CRJ with 10200 lbs of fuel for a flight to TUL and filled a ERJ going to NAS with 6800 lbs. I'm curious what the maximum capacity is for these aircraft in regards to fuel. I was wondering how far I'd have to go before suffering a fuel spill on board these aircraft. I am confident enough with my fuel skills that I'm not concerned with messing up bad enough to consult any manuals but I thought I'd just check on here to see what the experts of A.net knew. Thanks
DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1978 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15376 times:
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1): I can't tell you the numbers, but in general if you fuel to the max in a regional it becomes payload limited. In other words, max take-off weight < max payload+ max fuel + empty weight.
Yeah well I'm not really talking about MTOW or anything of the sort. I'm more or less just asking what is the amount of fuel in these planes that will cause my hose to start overflowing with fuel onto the ground in vast amounts?
Not correct. It depends on the model...some have dry center wings, some have wet center wings. The ERJ line all share the same wing, so the -135, -140 and -145 each have the same capacity in each model group. ER aircraft have a dry center wing and the fuel tank ends were the wing meets the fuselage. LR aircraft have a wet center wing and the fuel tank continues under the fuselage.
ER Model- 1373.8 usgal - 11443.7 lbs
LR Model- 1701.4 usgal - 14172.7 lbs
[Edited 2006-07-05 04:30:01]
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
FutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 15258 times:
Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 3): Also, do the proper pre-checks while fueling. Both of those planes (I know the EMB does anyway) will have high level shut off valves.
That's the first thing I do after I start pumping. Always push the Lamp Illuminator and make sure all three High Level indicators illuminate. One time I had the two high level illuminators light up while the wings were only at 4200 lbs per side. I knew this wasn't right, so the flight crew was alerted. That was a fun day...