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Flashcards in Fuel System Deck (36):
1

How much fuel does A320, A319 hold?

- 41,285 pounds

2

How much fuel does A321 hold?

- 41,015 pounds

3

How much fuel does A320 Sharkfins hold?

- 41,210 pounds

4

How much fuel does A321 Sharkfins hold?

- 41,010 pounds

5

How much fuel does A320 NEO hold?

- 41,054 pounds

6

How many tanks does the Airbus have?

- 7 total tanks
- Center tank
- Inner tanks
- Outer tanks
- Surge tanks

7

Does the Airbus have fuel dumping capability?

- No

8

Can fuel be transferred from one tank to another tank inflight?

- No, fuel can't be transferred from tank to tank.

9

Were does the APU get fuel?

- Fuel comes from the left inner wing tank.

10

When will suction valves open?

- If both inner tank pumps fail suction valves will open automatically. (can't be controlled)

11

What is fuel used for other than running engines?

- Fuel is used to cool oil in IDG

12

How much fuel does center tank hold on A320?

- 14,281 pounds

13

How much fuel does the Inner tanks hold on A320?

- 11,982 pounds each

14

How much fuel does outer tanks hold A320?

- 1,520 pounds each

15

How many fuel pumps are on the Airbus A320?

- 7 total pumps

16

How much fuel is total in each wing on A320?

- 13,502 pounds each side

17

What is fuel density weight based on?

- 6.551 pounds per gal

18

What does the FQI computer do?

- Provides fuel density
- Fuel level
- Fuel temperature
(each computer has 2 channels 1 is primary)

19

How many batteries needed for refueling?

- Only 1 battery for refueling

20

How long does it take to completely fuel wings?

- Approximately 17 minutes

21

How long does it take to completely fuel all tanks?

- Approximately 20 minutes

22

Which tanks are filled first?

- Outer tanks are filled first, fuel then overflows into the inner wing tanks through spill valves.

23

What happens when fuel reaches selected amount?

- Refuel valves close automatically

24

At what point will fuel go into the center tank?

- Any fuel amount greater than 27,004 pounds fuel will then go into the center tank.

25

What fuel is burned first?

- Fuel in the center tank is burned first before wings.

26

What happens when fuel in the center tank is empty?

- The two fuel pumps will automatically shut off.

27

When are times the center fuel pumps will turn off?

- Center pumps will deactivate if Slats are extended or 5 minutes after center tank detected low.

28

What happens if wings are full of fuel and IDG fuel is returning from IDG?

- The center tank pumps stop and fuel will come from the inner tanks

29

Where does the fuel go after cooling IDG?

- Fuel goes to the outer tank

30

When does fuel not come from the center tank?

- During takeoff and landing

31

When do outer tanks transfer fuel to the Inner tanks?

- When Inner tanks reach 3,300 pounds, transfer valve opens.

32

What is the approximate pounds per hour the plane burns?

- 6,000 pounds per hour

33

What does amber dashes over last two digits on fuel quantity?

- Means indicator computer is operating in a degraded mode

34

How much usable fuel in the A321?

- 41,000 pounds

35

On A321 how does fuel come out of center tank?

- Transfer valves and jet pumps move fuel to inner tanks.

36

Do Spirit A321s have the 2 extra fuel tanks?

- No, none of the Spirit A321s have the 2 extra 5,178 pound tanks.