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A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:21 am


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Does the A321 have a refuelling adapter on the LH wing too.
Also can anyone explain the Chequered marking.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:09 am

If you mean the dashed lines on the ground, I would guess they have to do with where you are allowed to park ground equipment. Say you are servicing this aircraft. You may not park equipment beyond the line to avoid interfering with the next plane.

Just a guess though.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Does the A321 have a refuelling adapter on the LH wing too.

I know the A340 does, i dont know about the A321 Mel... I'd say more than likely...
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:36 am

On the A319/320s out here.The Refuelling Adapter is On the RH wing LE,in some its optionaly the refuelling panel is near the RH wing root.

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1):
I would guess they have to do with where you are allowed to park ground equipment

That would be the red bordered by White lines.Im referring to the Chequered Black/White line Vertically on RH top corner.

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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
That would be the red bordered by White lines.Im referring to the Chequered Black/White line Vertically on RH top corner.

Looks like a ground vehicle limitation line to me.
 
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
That would be the red bordered by White lines.Im referring to the Chequered Black/White line Vertically on RH top corner.

The checkered line appears to be a variant of the "zipper" road marking, identifying where a service vehicle pathway crosses a taxiway. Notice the two-lane road for vehicles to the right of it, and that the checkerboard starts beyond the aircraft envelope at what seems to be a taxiway.

Sorry, no answer for you regarding the A321. Do a search as I think I remember that subject being brought up not too long ago...

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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:09 am

All our fleet of A319/320/321 have refuel adaptors on both wings. The refuel control panel is in the right wing body fairing.
Interestingly our fleet of B767-300 not only have refuel adaptors in each wing, but a full refuel panel as well!. If both are open the left wing one takes control, but you can couple up and control from either wing.
The standard is the Left wing panel, unlike the B757 which has it on the right!. We operate both B757 and B767 and the refuellers are always turning up on the wrong side for a B757.
Never seen this anywhere else. B777 and B747 and L1011 and I suppose most wide bodies have adaptors on each wing, but only one control panel. Right wing on L1011 and left wing on B747 and B777.
 
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:20 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
.Im referring to the Chequered Black/White line Vertically on RH top corner.

Agreed with N8076U. Looks like the edge of the "road".
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:43 am

I've got a question to add, how fast does the A321 fuel?

The A340 is very quick at about 3600 litres per minute per wing which if you have both wings means you can fuel ULTRA quick.

What sort of flow rates do you get when fueling the smaller busses?
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:56 am

On the A320 series, I believe they can be delivered with adapters on both wings. The fuel panel is usually in the right wing to body fairing or alternatively at either adapter location depending on how airlines choose to order it.
 
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:28 pm

Quoting KBGRbillT (Reply 9):
On the A320 series, I believe they can be delivered with adapters on both wings. The fuel panel is usually in the right wing to body fairing or alternatively at either adapter location depending on how airlines choose to order

What would be the logic of having it on the other [LH] side.Would less cramping during Servicing be one reason.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:33 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):

The A340 is very quick at about 3600 litres per minute per wing which if you have both wings means you can fuel ULTRA quick.

If you only have one wing, its probably a woman pilot thats left the other one in the hedge back at the last airport.....


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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:16 pm

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 11):
If you only have one wing, its probably a woman pilot thats left the other one in the hedge back at the last airport.....

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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:23 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
What would be the logic of having it on the other [LH] side.Would less cramping during Servicing be one reason.
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Yes, especially on the A319 with containers, there is no room on the Right side for a fuel dispenser and a high löader. The LHS refuelling definitely speeds turnround time.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):
What sort of flow rates do you get when fueling the smaller busses?

About 800litres/min through each adaptor.
 
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12):
Hillarious... *watches tumbleweed*

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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:03 am

On the A320 series there is also an option for a refuelling panel in the cockpit. A blue light near the refuelling adapter tells the ground staff that the preselection was made from the cockpit.

Normal refuelling adapter is on the right wing, the left hand one is an option.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:01 pm

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 15):
On the A320 series there is also an option for a refuelling panel in the cockpit. A blue light near the refuelling adapter tells the ground staff that the preselection was made from the cockpit.

also found on the ACJ family...makes it much easier for us fuelers, as we no longer have to concern ourselves with stopping short, rolling over, or getting yelled at for "screwing it all up"
 
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:00 pm

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 15):
On the A320 series there is also an option for a refuelling panel in the cockpit.

Any pics of that panel.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:13 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 17):
Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 15):
On the A320 series there is also an option for a refuelling panel in the cockpit.

Any pics of that panel.

It is fitted to the old BA airbus fleet. The A320-111 and 211.
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RE: A321 Refuelling Point

Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:34 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 18):
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Amazingly no a Flight deck pic of these Birds.
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