Let's try to run the numbers.
The press statement claims 2,1l/pax*100km
Assuming a cruise speed of 850km/h, this would translate into 17,85l/pax*h
Assuming a density for Jet-A1 of 0,804kg/l, this is equivalent to 14,35kg/pax*h
Assuming an hourly consumption of 5,2t/h, we would need 362 passengers to make the figures match.
So, question to the audience: can we put 362 seats into an A330 using 8 abreast rows?
Not with a business and premium economy class. As a single class aircraft: Yes
But as always…..there is slot of PR «adjustments» in these numbers
Nicely put, PR «adjustments», not just in these numbers, but in the whole press release. But indeed, happens all the time, both at Airbus and Boeing
Still, it's not completely out of the question Y can remain 8ab. Premuim is in Condor's 767 7 ab, so could very well be 8ab in the A339. Business may 2-2-2, a bit like KL's current business class. And with slimline seats at 30" pitch Y could be 2-4-2, but it depends how large their premium cabins will be. Airbus apparently has found some room for a few more seats in the neo vs the classic. We'll have wait and see. 360 seats would indeed be a huge increase vs 255 seats on their 763.
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