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How much fuel does an A321 and B747 plane use on a single flight?

How much fuel does an A321 and B747 plane use on a single flight?
  • The Boeing 747 consumes approximately 4 liters per second, or 240 liters per minute and 14,400 liters per hour.
  • A Boeing 747-400 can consume 187,200 liters of fuel during a 13-hour flight from Tokyo to New York City.

Power consumption of the Airbus A321neo

To travel 1200 kilometers in two hours (assume flight from Delhi to Mumbai), the Airbus A321neo can travel at an average speed of 600 kilometers per hour, or 10 kilometers per minute. The aircraft can use 2,508 liters of fuel per hour. The fuel capacity of an Airbus A321neo is 32,940 liters.

Airbus claims a 15% fuel saving and “over 95 percent airframe commonality with the current A320”. Its commonality helped to reduce delays associated with large changes.

About airbus : Airbus designs, manufactures and delivers industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military aircraft.

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How much fuel does an A321 and B747 plane use on a single flight?

How much fuel does an A321 and B747 plane use on a single flight? Courtesy : Airbus

Power consumption of the Boeing 747

If an Airbus A321neo consumes 0.683 liters per second, a Boeing 747 consumes approximately 4 liters per second, or 240 liters per minute and 14,400 liters per hour.
A 747 uses 5 gallons of fuel to carry 500 people one mile. That translates to 0.01 gallons per person per mile for the plane. To put it another way, the plane gets 100 miles per gallon per passenger! The average car gets around 25 miles per gallon, so the 747 outperforms a car carrying one person and also outperforms a car carrying four people. When you consider the circumstances, it’s not bad. that the 747 is flying at 550 miles per hour (900 kilometers per hour)
Category Aircraft Fuel
Helicopters small piston engine 6-16 gallons per hour
large turbine engine 20-100 gallons per hour
Cargo Planes Boeing 747 3600 gallons per hour
Gyroplanes Commander Elite 447 3 gallons per hour
Single Engine Turboprops Piper M600; Cessna Denali 39-60 gallons per hour
Light Jets Cessna Citation CJ1+; Cessna Citation III 132-241 gallons per hour
Mid-Size Jets Learjet 60; Hawker 800XP 215-291 gallons per hour
Super Midsize Jets Dassault Falcon 50EX; Cessna Citation X 287-347 gallons per hour
Long Range Jets Dassault Falcon 8X; Gulfstream G650 347-453 gallons per hour
Heavy Jets Dassault Falcon 900; Bombardier Challenger 603 303-329 gallons per hour
Taildraggers Luscombe 8A 4 gallons per hour
Light Sport Aircraft Icon A5 5-10 gallons per hour
Fighter Jets McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15 Eagle 385 gallons per minute
Supersonic Airliners Concorde 25,750 gallons per hour

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