Jetblue15
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A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:50 am

We have a new procedure with our west coast flights when the a/c has more then 40,000lbs of fuel. The new procedure consists of not loading compartment 5 when possible and a min weight of 300lbs in compartment only. Anybody else use these procedure with there A320's.

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RE: A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:16 am

Must be due to the warm weather right now. Ever watch KE or JL take off to the Orient during the summer. It uses most of the runway unless there is a headwind. Your aircraft holds a max of 42.2. It can go higher, but that is the operational max for fuel. The few aircraft with the extra tanks still only take 42.2 unless they open up the extra tank. I've noticed they don't.
 
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RE: A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:25 am

If you are talking about those extra tanks in the cargo hold... those were a flop. The extra fuel it held was burned during takoff due to the extra weight. With everything factored in they basically did nothing but take up space for baggage.

Basically they are just playing with Weight and Balance to optimize fuel burn. "Tech stops" as they call them hurt. People do not like stopping for fuel, nor does jetblue like paying for it.

With alot of coast to coast flight plans I hope airbus or someone can dish out something to get the a320s all the way across.


On a side note they were limiting C5 loading even before this because of problems with nose strut extension during deplaning.
 
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RE: A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:38 am

Quoting Notbluejet (Reply 2):
With alot of coast to coast flight plans I hope airbus or someone can dish out something to get the a320s all the way across.

I know someone who can get 162 in two classes on 46062 lbs. of JEt-A over 3383 statue miles or 2935 nautical miles!  Smile

(KJFK-KLAX=2157nm)

Boeing 737-800 w/ optional winglets

 
Udo
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RE: A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:56 am

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3):
I know someone who can get 162 in two classes on 46062 lbs. of JEt-A over 3383 statue miles or 2935 nautical miles!

Then don't waste time and tell jetBlue, that live saving idea might bring you a blue  goldmedal ...


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RE: A320 With More Then 40,000lbs Of Fuel

Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:06 pm

"The A320 accommodates 150 passengers in a typical two-class cabin layout, and has a 3,000nm/5,550km range. It can be powered by CFM56-5 or IAE V2500 engines."

...so can an A320, with winglets as standard equipment, but we are flying these planes in the real world not on the internet.

I think what hurts is all the LiveTV equipment. 156 seats + all of the video equipment and a few hundred pounds on the roof for the antenna adds up.
On a positive note they are upgrading the TV's from 5.6 to 6.8 inch screens!  Smile

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