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737-800 Reserve Fuel Burn  
User currently offlinedispatch1979 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Anybody know what the 737-800's 45 minute emergency fuel reserve burn is? Could depend on custom seating arrangements for the carrier but any number would help. Thanks

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User currently offlinedw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7233 times:

Depends on temps, weights, etc.... The BBJs (73Gs) I work with seem to need about 3000 to 3500 pounds as a general rule of thumb.

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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3587 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7141 times:

Too many variables to provide any specific number; however, one can use the previously noted 3500# as a good starting point. Lighter weights gives lower number, higher weights gives higher number. Always remember that the 45 minutes is as LAST CRUISING ALTITUDE... not at the lower altitudes normally associated with holding.

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