Airport equipment. Refueling aircraft. 2017.

Kraków 2017-10-24

Airport equipment.

Refueling airplanes.

Steyr 32S32. 2009 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Steyr 32S32. 2009 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Boeing planes have fuel tanks with a capacity of: B-767-200 and B-767-300 - 63,216 liters. B-767-200 ER - 77,412 liters, B-767-300 ER - 91,039 liters, B-787-8 - 124,700 - 126,920 liters, B-787-9 - 138,700 liters. Before the flight, the Boeing B.767 airplane takes an average of 55,000 liters of aviation kerosene into its tanks. More than a thousand passenger cars can be refueled with this amount of fuel. Of course, with ethyl, not kerosene. The refueling operation of the Boeing B.767 takes approximately 40 minutes and is carried out by two road tankers. Because the large airport tanker has a capacity of 34,800 - 42,000 liters. The largest ones have a capacity of 62,000 liters. A tanker truck, or rather a fuel dispenser, because the vehicle has a pump installed on board, through which the fuel is transferred to the aircraft's tanks. The average pump capacity of the distributor is 1,300 - 1,500 liters / minute. On the other hand, the average capacity of the airport fuel station tanks at Polish airports is 400,000 liters of the basic aviation fuel, ie aviation kerosene, ie JET A-1. For piston aircraft, AVGAS 100 LL fuel is used. There is much less demand for this fuel.

As we can see, the topic of aviation fuel distribution at airports is a very broad and complex issue.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman