# What is the specific consumption of an A320 at Mach 0.78 and 11,000 metre altitude? [duplicate]

I am currently doing a dissertation on an electric drive system on planes and I need help. I can't find the specific fuel burn rate for an Airbus A320; if anyone could help it would be great. Also a link or solution to calculating specific fuel consumption and known fuel burn would be much appreciated. It is so I could calculate the fuel used from added weight in the Breguet equation, but there is no average fuel consumption for the formula in kg/Ns.

• Take a look at these: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_economy_in_aircraft
– JZYL
Commented Nov 30, 2019 at 23:39
• This answer by Peter Kämpf is using the Breguet equation for exactly what you are looking for. I think you can use the parameters from there. Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 7:07
• The $0.000018 \frac{kg}{Ns}$ is the Thrust-specific fuel consumption. Mind the units, $\frac{kg}{Ns}$ vs. $\frac{g}{kNs}$ in the wiki table. $0.000018 \frac{kg}{Ns} = 18 \frac{g}{kNs}$. And, by the way, Peter Kämpf is a reliable source ;-) Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 10:28
• You may add into the question description your calculation leading to the figure you put in the comments so that answers can focus on what you haven't already figured out by yourself. Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 12:40
• @Bianfable: Actually, this answer is even more to the point. Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 21:08