HermansCVR580
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PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:44 am

I was in PHL this past week, and I noticed for such a large airport with so much traffic there, the planes were being fueled using tanker trucks instead of fueling off a hydrant system. Though when I was on the plane I thought I saw the hydrant pits in the ground?? Do they have a hydrant system or was I seeing things?? I thought being so close to water maybe they couldnt put the piping in since it could leak into the water?? I know that is why MSY does not have a hydrant system. Could sombody please explain to me the PHL fueling operation.

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RE: PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:17 am

I can tell you for sure that PHL does have a hydrant system in use every day at terminals A, B, C, and D that I know of.

There might be any number of reasons for a given plane not to be using the hydrant system: Airline not a member of the tank farm group, hydrant inop at that gate, and so on.
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RE: PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:51 am

Are there competing fuel providers at the same airport or is it monopolized usually?
 
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RE: PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:12 am

We left on Northwest Airlines. We were refueled using a tanker, and when we were leaving I saw a United A-319 also being refueled using a tanker?? The only Company I saw was ASIG, and I think United did there own fueling also Smile
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RE: PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:10 am

To my understanding all of Echo and the East side of Delta, they need refueling trucks. Never have I once seen them hydrant system at those terminals. Thats a bit odd, never thought of that. I'm sure US and the City of Philadelphia got some funding or something to do it at all the US terminal's.
 
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RE: PHL Aircraft Refueling?

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:17 pm

Thank you to all who have replied Smile I was just so curious why such a big airport was still using tankers. We have a hydrant system in MKE and its nowhere near the size of PHL. Though we need to use tankers on a lot of the RJ's since the hoses for the hydrant trucks can't reach do to the hydrant pits being placed for mainline jets.
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