AIR6183 Procedures for the Calculation of Airplane Fuel Consumption

Issued

09/30/2022

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Issuing Committee
Scope
Content
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) describes procedures for calculating fuel consumption for civil jet airplanes through all modes of operation for all segments of a flight. Turboprop and piston airplanes, as well as helicopters or unconventional aircraft, are not included in this AIR. The principle purpose of these procedures is to assist model developers in calculating airplane fuel consumption in a consistent and accurate manner that can be used to address various environmental assessments including those related to policy decisions and regulatory requirements. This AIR is intended to directly support the emission calculations documented in AIR5715. The models described in this AIR are intended to be used from the start of the takeoff roll to the end of the ground roll; taxi fuel consumption models are not included. If modelers have access to higher fidelity methods, they should use those methods in lieu of the ones in this AIR.
Rationale
Content
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides aviation environmental modelers with standard procedures for calculating the fuel consumption of airplanes in all phases of flight. The methods contained in this AIR make use of airplane performance models, such as found in AIR1845 or Eurocontrol’s BADA 3. The fuel consumption predicted by these methods can be used as inputs to emission calculations, such as found in AIR5715.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR6183
Pages
21
Citation
SAE International Information Report, Procedures for the Calculation of Airplane Fuel Consumption, SAE Standard AIR6183, Issued September 2022, https://doi.org/10.4271/AIR6183.
Additional Details
Publisher
Published
Sep 30, 2022
Product Code
AIR6183
Content Type
Information Report
Status
Issued
Language
English

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