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What is the purpose of the fuel pumps in the A320?

Non-Airbus specific: You normally have an engine driven fuel pump (EDP) at the engines, supplemented by electric boost pumps in the wing tanks. The engine driven pump provides direct pressure to the ...
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What is the purpose of the fuel pumps in the A320?

What is the purpose of the fuel pumps in the A320? Fuel for the A320 is located in each wing and a center fuselage tank. These fuel pumps are primarily used to provide positive pressure to supply the ...
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C172N Skyhawk II fuel drain handle operation for people < 180cm

Four seconds is a long time, but if the fuel is still good you can put it back in the tank. It's a bit of an annoyance, yes, but the reason is to make absolutely sure the fuel line is clean. Unless ...
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C172N Skyhawk II fuel drain handle operation for people < 180cm

If they can't reach with a cup, they shouldn't be letting it run onto the ground. If on grass it burns out the grass, and if on asphalt it damages the asphalt (by dissolving the tar component). Plus ...
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