I'm doing some research into advances in aircraft and need to calculate some (rough) values for aircraft consumption per passenger.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The only method I can think of is calculating the maximum fuel weight at maximum payload (Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) - Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW)) and dividing by the density. From this divide by the maximum range and number of passengers.

While this does give a reasonable value for fuel consumption it does make some rather basic assumptions, particularly regarding range and maximum payload, and that flights won't be anywhere near maximum range.

Does anyone have any ideas about a better method to calculate fuel consumption?

Thanks,

Chris

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# Calculating aircraft fuel consumption

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