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When a big jet like B787 needs to be fueled with empty tanks, ideally how much time it will take to go full?

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According to Boeing (via airliners.net), it takes 53 minutes to load 55,800 US gallons with two fuel trucks operating at 35 psi delivery pressure. The total fuel capacity of the 787-8 is 33,340 US gal, so fueling from empty to full should take about 31.6 minutes with two trucks.

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    $\begingroup$ That's a fantastic answer, but may I trouble you for a source? $\endgroup$ – Lightsider Jun 17 '15 at 12:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Lightsider here is the source : airliners.net/aviation-forums/tech_ops/read.main/335483 $\endgroup$ – Victor Juliet Jun 17 '15 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ 55800 US gallons is about 200 tons. How do you get that into 2 fuel trucks? $\endgroup$ – Level River St Jun 23 '15 at 22:47
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    $\begingroup$ @steveverrill most large airports have hydrant system which feed fuel to trucks. The truck just pump the fuel from hydrant to plane. $\endgroup$ – vasin1987 Nov 24 '15 at 6:46

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