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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Hi -

I have a quick question. How much does it cost to keep a B747 and other popular aircraft for an hour in the air...I know it depends on the weight but average....

Thanks a lot


Cheers

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Well a 10 hour flight in a -400 from the west coast of the U.S. to France uses about 40,000 gallons of Jet-A which is sold for around $1.15 a gallon. That's $46,000 including reserves. So that would be approximately $4,500 an hour to keep the plane flying in regards to fuel only.

User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Thanks a lot, Ben88

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

No prob

User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Hey ben88
what about other plains?(777)
have a website with info?

tanks


User currently offlineTimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

In the test cell, the JT9D-7AH burned 52 gallons a minute at takeoff power. (Full rated thrust). That was average, we did 4 or 5 different engines to establish a baseline for a data project we were doing.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

The 777 burns about 11,000 gallons less than the 744 on the same route. A savings of around $13,000, with a loss of around 120 seats.

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