Date: 01 Dec 97 02:33:52 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 2
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In <airliners.1997.2813@ohare.Chicago.COM> email@example.com (Luis Manuel Perez Llera) writes: >El día 29 Nov 97 03:24:31 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Gerard Foley) dijo: >>To reduce the probability of a fuselage mounted fuel tank exploding, >>as did the tank in the 747 on TWA Flight 800, why not fill such a >>tank first and empty it last. Very few airliners exhaust their fuel >>reserves in flight. > >This also would be very interesting for structural reasons. Remember >that the lasts emptied tanks must be the inner ones due to the bending >moment. I have only one question in mind - most aircraft I have worked with CV880, CV990, L1649, B727 (early models) have to include the weight of any center tank fuel in the zero fuel weight as it is non- dempable. Is this so with the B747 as well??? Lou.