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Fuel Capacity Of US Airways' New A321's  
User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5365 times:

Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if US Airways opted to go with the extra center fuel tank on their new IAE-powered A321's in order to have full transcon range, and if so, if they have one or two of the optional 766-gallon tanks. I am also wondering if the newer CFM-powered A321's (delivered last 5 years or so) have this as well.


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User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1056 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

All of their A321s have two ACTs installed. Total fuel capacity is 52,500 lbs.


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User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

Cool, thanks. So even their older ones? I wouldn't have thought there would be so many of these aircraft having to make fuel stops on transcons with the extra fuel tanks. Would you happen to have an hourly fuel burn figure at cruise altitude?


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User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1056 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 2):
Cool, thanks. So even their older ones? I wouldn't have thought there would be so many of these aircraft having to make fuel stops on transcons with the extra fuel tanks. Would you happen to have an hourly fuel burn figure at cruise altitude?

Yes, even on the pre-merger A321s (161-192) although I think those do have a slightly lower MTOW than the newer aircraft. I don't have any burn figures but the fuel stop issue IMO is overstated and under normal circumstances those flights do just fine.



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User currently offlineUSAir1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 71 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Planned burns from PHL to Southern California are between 35K and 45K pounds usually. In the winter they are probably higher on the westbound flights. 30 to 40K on the eastbound legs.

I agree with WN676, the fuel stops are overstated and rather rare.


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