MatthiasKNU Posted March 16 Share Posted March 16 vor 24 Minuten schrieb Pavel1971: My question is more about the actual use of the A330 than the model. Isn't fuel dumping a mandatory option in aircraft design? After all, fuel collection is used in case of failures, when a forced landing is provided and there is a need to dump fuel. In this case, the desire of the airline goes by the wayside The second part of the question. If there is an A330 in which fuel dumping is not provided, what were the designers guided by when lining up the aircraft without fuel dumping, namely reliability, etc.? Yes, it is true that the "normal" A330-300s do not have a fuel dump capability by default. This is because the A330-300 has the smallest tank (97,000 liters) and can therefore land *relatively* safely even with a full tank. However, it can of course be added at the request of the airline, but was done very rarely. The situation is quite different for the A330-200, the A340s and also for aircraft unofficially designated as A330-300X or A330-300E (which actually almost all airlines have in operation, which come as livery with the AS A330). These all have larger fuel tanks, with the center fuel tank added on the A330-300X/E. For this reason (more fuel), the fuel dump system is standard here. Aerosoft creates - as far as I can tell - the A330-300X/E (as I said, this is the unofficial designation for the variants that have the higher takeoff weight and thus the additional fuel tank). At least in the P3D this version was implemented, but without taking into account the peculiarities of the -300X/E version. Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Brussels Airlines, Swiss Air, Air China, Air Canada, Cathay, Turkish - all are operating the -300X/E. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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