WRT Would the Aeroflot Flight 1492 have been able to dump its fuel first before landing?, I am wondering how much fuel gets dumped every year? gallons? litres? pounds?

Also, is it only in unplanned or emergency situations?

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    $\begingroup$ Why would anyone plan to dump fuel? $\endgroup$ Commented May 11, 2019 at 23:00
  • $\begingroup$ Most shorthaul aircraft do not have the capability to dump fuel. $\endgroup$ Commented May 11, 2019 at 23:05
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    $\begingroup$ Only in emergencies. It'll be a pretty small number. You might find something like a study on the IATA web site. It doesn't effect people on the ground because the fuel evaporates pretty quickly. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Commented May 12, 2019 at 2:36
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    $\begingroup$ It's better to submit the update as an answer, see here: aviation.stackexchange.com/help/self-answer $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Commented May 15, 2019 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ Related: How often does fuel dumping from planes in flight actually occur? $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Commented May 15, 2019 at 21:55

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While according to British Airways estimates quoted in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report on “Aviation and the Global Atmosphere” published in 1999 “only a very small percentage (on the order of 0.01%) of fuel used by the aviation industry each year is jettisoned”



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