Airline Fuel Conservation


Dave Anderson, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington

Class Description: 

This half-day course explores and discusses the various operational elements possible for a typical airline fuel conservation effort. Fuel is one of the major expenses and concerns for the operation of commercial jetliners. This first part of this course will include discussions on operational methods used to reduce fuel consumption, to include weight reduction, fuel reserves determination, speed and altitude selection, airplane loading, optimized routing, fuel tinkering, re-dispatch, and flight crew fuel consumption reduction techniques. The second part of this course will discuss maintenance practices for fuel conservation. Discussions include the impact of zero fuel weight management, airframe maintenance and the impact on airplane drag, engine maintenance and specific fuel consumption, and airplane systems maintenance.