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I've applied this "fix" to my A321s as it reflects the additional optional fuel tank Airbus offers, which jetBlue (which I fly virtually) uses on their aircraft.

 

Long story short, in bold are the lines I've edited (I think I caught them all!) - make sure you save a copy of the originals in case you mess something up!

 

The following updates the physical capacity available in the fuel dialog:
 

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aircraft.cfg

 

[FUEL]            // A320 & A321
fuel_type                 = 2
number_of_tank_selectors         = 2                  
electric_pump                = 1
fuel_dump_rate                 = 0.0
Center1                    = -2.55,   0.00, -0.00, 2938.69, 0
//Center1                    = -2.55,   0.00, -0.00, 2180, 0

LeftMain                = -8.89, -21.50, -0.00, 2061, 0
RightMain                = -8.89,  21.50, -0.00, 2061, 0

 

 

The following edit updates the capacity in the MCDU for "automatic" fuel loading:

 

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MCDU2c.XML

 

    <!-- A319 -->
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 21 ==
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 22 == ||
    if{
        156 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Pax, number)
        17.00 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Cargo, number)
        19.15 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Fuel, number)
        75.50 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Tow, number)
        39.73 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_empty_weight, number)
    }

    <!-- A320 -->
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 31 ==
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 32 == ||
    if{
        180 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Pax, number)
        17.00 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Cargo, number)
        19.15 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Fuel, number)
        77.40 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Tow, number)
        41.24 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_empty_weight, number)        
    }

    <!-- A321 -->
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 41 ==
    (L:AB_TypeIdent, number) 42 == ||
    if{
        220 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Pax, number)
        17.00 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Cargo, number)
        21.46 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Fuel, number)
        89.00 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_max_Tow, number)
        46.86 (&gt;L:MCDU2_FP_empty_weight, number)        
    }

 

 

The following edit updates the capacity in the fuel planner:
 

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Aircraft_320_321.xml

 

        <!-- Design weights -->
        <mtow>89000</mtow>
        <mtw>89400</mtw>
        <mlw>75000</mlw>
        <bow>46856</bow>
        <mzfw>73800</mzfw>
        <maxpayload>19900</maxpayload>
        <centertank>8934</centertank>
        <lefttank>6263</lefttank>
        <righttank>6263</righttank>
        <maxfuelonboard_kg>21460</maxfuelonboard_kg>
        <maxusablefuel_kg>21350</maxusablefuel_kg>

        <maxusablefuel_gal>7110.2</maxusablefuel_gal>

 

 

Hope that helps!

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No change in handling other than what you might expect from having slightly more weight.  I've found you sometimes maybe have to pay a little more attention on climb out if flying manually, especially around the acceleration altitude after a steep climb, as it can be a little sluggish picking up airspeed if you're not careful.  Or maybe that's just because I'm accustomed to flying the lighter A320 much more often, or I may have messed something else up...

 

Not sure about the ACJ as I don't have it, but my guess would likely be in the aircraft.cfg under the [Fuel] header as well.

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