Aircraft Fuel Consumption – Estimation and Visualization

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Burzlaff, Marcus: Aircraft Fuel Consumption – Estimation and Visualization. - Hamburg: Aircraft Design and Systeams Group (AERO), Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, 2017. 61 S.

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In order to uncover the best kept secret in today’s commercial aviation, this project deals with the calculation of fuel consumption of aircraft. With only the reference of the aircraft manufacturer’s information, given within the airport planning documents, a method is established that allows computing values for the fuel consumption of every aircraft in question. The aircraft's fuel consumption per passenger and 100 flown kilometers decreases rapidly with range, until a near constant level is reached around the aircraft’s average range. At longer range, where payload reduction becomes necessary, fuel consumption increases significantly. Numerical results are visualized, explained, and discussed. With regard to today’s increasing number of long-haul flights, the results are investigated in terms of efficiency and viability. The environmental impact of burning fuel is not considered in this report. The presented method allows calculating aircraft type specific fuel consumption based on publicly available information. In this way, the fuel consumption of every aircraft can be investigated and can be discussed openly.
License of this version: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Document Type: book
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2017-12-13
Appears in Collections:Fakultät für Maschinenbau

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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 157 64.08%
2 image of flag of United States United States 14 5.71%
3 image of flag of China China 14 5.71%
4 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 11 4.49%
5 image of flag of France France 5 2.04%
6 image of flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5 2.04%
7 image of flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 4 1.63%
8 image of flag of Brazil Brazil 4 1.63%
9 image of flag of Sweden Sweden 3 1.22%
10 image of flag of Portugal Portugal 3 1.22%
    other countries 25 10.20%

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