Author Topic: MEL and fuel consumption  (Read 4733 times)

Offline d-man

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MEL and fuel consumption
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:05:30 AM »
Hello, everyone! Can anybody help me with this question? Is there any malfunction from MEL (for instance on airbus a320) which can affect fuel consumption? It is required for my diploma paper. I need to compare routine flight and with MEL relative to fuel consumption
Thanks a lot!

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Offline bbrasmussen

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Re: MEL and fuel consumption
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 08:59:35 PM »
Sure. Many MELs would affect fuel consumption, particularly any one that requires a lower cruise altitude. This would result in a higher fuel consumption. An example that comes to mind is a deferred Air Conditioning PACK.