|Quoting RampRat74 (Thread starter):|
This aircraft had some weird connectors in the ceiling in the aft pit. It had seven connectors total. It also had three raised sections the length of the floor. The only thing I could think of is. It was for a extra fuel tank.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):|
Your observation is spot on. B6 had Airbus install the ACT on their A320s as a way of extending their range. The problem was, the ACT added so much extra weight that it burned off as much fuel as it added, meaning no increase in range and higher fuel costs. They have been removed and Airbus compensated jetBlue.
|Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 3):|
ACT= additional center tank? I have never heard of this in the A32x family...was this a prototype thing? How many aircraft was it tested on?
|Quoting Ramprat74 (Reply 2):|
Thanks for the reply. I guess the three extra beams on the floor were for reinforcement. You cut the cargo area in half with a tank that size.
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