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HAWK21M
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A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:25 am

Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.
Anyone Aware?

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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:05 pm

Never heard of one. Don't think it exists.
 
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:33 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.

Only on the tanker version (paper airplane)
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:42 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.

I've never heard of one. Why would you want one?

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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:59 pm



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 3):
I've never heard of one. Why would you want one?

Exactly the thought.
This was debated on another forum so I thought I'd ask someone with A320 experience.i've heard of LH side Wing refuelling point though as option.
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
i've heard of LH side Wing refuelling point though as option.

In Europe everyone has it fitted. I saw my first aircraft without it last month, a QR A319. Confused the fuel dispenser driver.
 
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:24 pm



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted. I saw my first aircraft without it last month, a QR A319. Confused the fuel dispenser driver.

Any reason for why Europe opted for this.
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:37 pm

Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability. When the incident happened in LAX with the landing gear a member of Airbus asked me (we were watching it on the computer here at the hangar) why the aircraft was flying circles over the ocean when it could land at MTOW w/o problems. That being the case, I don't think there would be a need for it.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted.

Any word on any U.S. carriers getting deliveries with this?
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:59 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any reason for why Europe opted for this.
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Well I think it is an excellent idea. The fuel dispenser is on the left of the aircraft all by itself, and the baggage carts are on the right. Try putting them both on the same side on an A319, and you find it is hard to do a 35min turnround.
Some of our gates do not have a fuel hydrant on the left, so the fuel co uses a tanker. It is better than a dispenser on the right.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7):
Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability.

Sorry but Mel started talking about refuelling, not fuel jettison!
 
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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:04 am



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 8):
The fuel dispenser is on the left of the aircraft all by itself

Except for passenger loading...seems like you'd want to keep the fueling operation away from the jetway/airstairs for evacuation reasons.

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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:03 am



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7):
That being the case, I don't think there would be a need for it.

As regards to that Jetblue NLG incident,The primary purpose of burning fuel was to reduce weight as much as possible to lower the stopping momentum.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 8):
It is better than a dispenser on the right.

I would think for emergency evacuation on ground,the clear LH side would be favourable.

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RE: A320 Fuel Jettison

Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:36 pm



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted

My airline saved the money and did not order this option. As well as a big (orange) Airbus operator from the UK. And they do short turnarounds with their 319´s...
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