|Quoting Widebodyphotog (Reply 4):|
Interestingly enough the density of Jet-A varies significantly around the world. The places in the world with the highest typical fuel density is on the US East and West coast and the lowest density fuel is found in Southeast and Australiasia.
|Quoting Memphis (Reply 12):
At my other job, I often get to fuel Flight 58, a DC-10 MEM-AMS. The following is from the fuel receipt from the day that I had the highest total once fueling was completed
|Quoting B6DC10 (Reply 15):|
1 pound of jet fuel weighs the same as 1 pound of lead - which coincidentally weighs the same as a pound of feathers
|Quoting Vimanav (Reply 7):|
As an approximation 1000kgs of Jet-A1 is equivalent to 1251 liters
|Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):|
Last Monday, while I was waiting at the gate, I was was talking with a NW DC-9 captain at MEM and asked him how much fuel does an average DC-9 burn in an hour. He told me 5000-6000 pounds depending on conditions. I was curious how much fuel it would take to go from DTW-STL, which is a route I frequent. He told me it would take about 9000 pounds. Now here is my question; how much is that in US gallons? How much does one gallon weigh?
I am trying to figure out how much fuel it takes to travel from DTW-STL. When I drive it takes me about 38 gallons. (110 gallons once in F-350 with a 460). I want to figure out how many gallons per passenger, assuming it is full, the flight takes. This figure would be different for a DC-9-30/40/50.
|Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 2):|
9000 pounds = 1326.46 Gallons = 4050kg
1 Gallon = 6.79 pounds
|Quoting DualQual (Reply 9):|
A quick way to convert from pounds to gallons is to take ten percent of the total number of pounds, then take half of that and add it to the ten percent. You will be extremely close. Ex - 4000lbs. 10% = 400. Half of that is 200. Adding them together yields 600 gallons. Taking the calculator and dividing 4000 by 6.7 gives me 597 gallons. So while it isn't exact you get pretty darn close.