Mr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8114 times:
After doing a search, which had no matches, I decided to ask this simple question.
Is the dark object on the end of the middle wing fairing on the A330 in the photos below a vent for dumping fuel?
It seems obvious to me that the answer would be yes, however, I've been wrong about these things before, and I remember being told once that airbuses don't have the ability to dump fuel..although that might have been only on certain types.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8095 times:
Yes, I do beleive that you are correct in saying that valve is for dumping fuel. if i remember correctly, it is the A320 family that doesn't have fuel dump capability since their MTOW is much closer to their max landing weight than the widebodies.