Mexitli From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
I am working on a project and I need to determine fuel consumed on average per passenger mile in the US. I just need an average number for all aircraft, or it could be averages for different types of aircraft (i.e. 737, F100, MD-87, etc.) If someone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it very much.
SCXmechanic From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2871 times:
On the Boeing 727-200, you can usually average around 11,000 lbs per hour for the lenght of the flight.
That number would include take-off, climb, cruise, approach and landing. Its a rough estimate, but works well. You would still have fuel in the tanks though.
I use it to figure fuel loads for our flights to get an idea what the Captain will request. That number (11,000) will include whatever reserves they end up taking.
To give you an idea, on a 4 hr leg, that would be about 44,000 lbs. The actual burn would be something like 32,000 lbs. But with holding, alternate and any extras would round it up to about 44,000 lbs.