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where does a boeing 747 store its fuel during flights?

67 mths ago

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The fuel is located in the wings of the aircraft.

67 mths ago

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GODfm is right ,they also use that part on the body between the wings.Do you know that an aircraft cannot land with full fuel tanks,its overweight,they must dump some of the fuel to lighten the aircraft.

67 mths ago

yup it still be in the wings

67 mths ago

Actually they have several tanks - wings, centre and (in the 747-400) in the tail. The fuel capacity of the 747-400 is over 210,000 litres, which is more than half the total weight of the aircraft (including passengers and luggage) when it is fully loaded. So when you land after a long-haul flight, your plane has burned up nearly half its weight.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747

67 mths ago

ditto

67 mths ago

Spong is right, a plane cannot land with the same weight as it takes off with due to stress on the undercarriage. Advances on undercarriages have been made and a lot of modern airliners don’t have a fuel dumping ability anymore, but they can land after 15 minutes of flight. That’s why the Nationwide plane that lost an engine could return after 15 minutes. The really big ones still dump fuel, which evaporates after being released.

67 mths ago

It has tail fuel tanks

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747

67 mths ago

The Boeing 747-400, which is the latest model of the Boeing 747 range to date, has 5 fuel tanks. 2 in each wing and one in the cargo hold between the wings. The centre tank is the largest of them all. The basic model has a fuel capacity of 216,840 L and a maximum payload capacity of only 67,319 kg of passengers and/or cargo. It has a maximum take off weight of 396,890kg and a maximum landing weight of 285,760kg. The Boeing 747-400 ER (Extra Range) can have up to 3 extra fuel tanks added to her. 2 tanks in the forward cargo hold and 1 in the vertical stabilizer. (The 2 little wings just under the tail). One tank in the forward cargo hold holds 228,990 L of fuel. In essence, a Boeing 747-400 ER can be virtually turned into a flying paraffin can. With all the extra tanks installed, it could fly around the world twice without landing. The snags are that the more fuel it carries, the less pay load (Passengers, and/or cargo) it can carry. Fuel is weight and there is a maximum take off weight, as mentioned above, which can not be exceeded. If all the 3 additional fuel tanks the Boeing 747-400 ER were installed and filled up to capacity, she would exceed her maximum takeoff weight by at least 1 third without any payload. To the best of my knowledge the only airline that has ordered the ER range is Quantas, who needed long range aircraft to fly between Melbourne and New York.

67 mths ago

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