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Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.

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Is there an indication in the cockpit when the refueling control panel door is open on the ATR72?

Is there any indication (light, MFD/SD displays) in the cockpit of opened/closed refueling control panel door in ATR72-600?
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Is there any authoritative source where I can find a list of companies producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the U.S?

Is there any authoritative source (website, directories, etc.) where I can find a list of companies producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the U.S? Based on media reports it seems that there are ...
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Could injectors be used as an alternative to turbopumps in jet engines?

Could injectors be used instead of turbopumps in aeroengines? Are there jet engimes that already use them? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injector
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What is the precision of the Fuel Quantity Indication System (FQIS) of the Boeing 777?

What is the precision of the Boeing 777-300ER ultrasonic FQIS? If for example it is 2% when 100 tonnes of fuel are loaded, there could be anything between 98 tonnes and 102 tonnes. How is this ...
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Are there design guidelines for sizing vent/surge tanks?

Could someone explain the sizing process of Vent/ Surge tank of Aircraft fuel system? I understand the Vent tank is to collect fuel overflow from the main fuel tanks. The reason could be due to Fuel ...
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Maintenance: Airbus A320/A319 fuel transfer

How is fuel transferred by maintenance on Airbus A320/A319 equipment with jet pumps from one tank to another?
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Where are the small fuel reservoir tanks on a Cessna P210N?

I have looked through the POH and the maintenance manual of the Cessna P210N, both said that the fuel goes from the main tanks into two small reservoir tanks somewhere on the lower side of the ...
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What is a typical fuel temperature entering the burner for different mission flight points of a civil aircraft?

Is there a target regarding the fuel temperature that enters the turbine engine's combustion chamber and if so does it change with different operation flight points in civil aircraft applications? Is ...
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What is the correct procedure for overwing fueling a CRJ200?

I have a question regarding overwing fueling a Canadair CRJ200. Let's say I was pressure fueling and one of the wings started venting fuel on the ground. The Crew Chief determined that I had to ...
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How do airblast fuel atomisers work?

How do airblast fuel atomisers work? Do they simply inject fuel with high velocity? Against the flow or perpendicular to it? How is the fuel jet shaped?
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May an A330 depart with with empty outer fuel tanks?

Airbus does not recommend flying with empty outer tanks, to reduce stress on the wings. Also, when the outer tank transfer valve is inoperative, the MEL says to fill the outer tanks with fuel and it ...
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