Re: Fuel dump before crash-landing

From:         simonlc@ozemail.com.au (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia
Date:         08 May 95 02:09:09 
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In article <airliners.1995.514@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Ted Deller
<noonedition@regina.cbc.ca> wrote:

> I'm not certain that all airliners have the capability of dumping fuel.
> I don't recall this being an available option on the ones I'm familiar
> with.
>
> I think the larger the plane gets, the more demand there is for the
> ability to dump fuel. A B747 would likely have such an ability, while
> an A320 might not.

All 747s at Qantas have fuel dump capability, while our 767-200s and early
767-300s did not.  This was revised (maybe they developed overloaded
structure problems that Boeing did not anticipate?) and our later model
767-300s have fuel dump capability.

Simon Craig


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