Re: 747 fuel consumption question

From:         pleavin@HK.Super.NET (Ted Pleavin)
Organization: Hong Kong SuperNET
Date:         14 Aug 95 03:43:32 
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In article <airliners.1995.1186@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
   deen@caip.rutgers.edu (Emile Deen) wrote:

>How much fuel does a 747 (say a 747-400) carry?

B-747-200/300 with reserve tanks 1,2,3,4 and center wing tanks full
about 170,026 kg of usable fuel at an sg of 0.78

>How much does it use to take off?

At T/O fuel burn is about 20,000 kg/hr total at sea level on an
average engine set of Rolls Royce RB 211 at max B2 thrust.

>What is the cost of the fuel

That depends on where you are in the world!

Cheers Ted.