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6.62 Fuel Management

6.62.2 Describe the procedures and techniques to safely manage the fuel for a given flight.

To safely manage fuel for a flight, several procedures and techniques are followed:


1. Fuel Planning:

The flight crew calculates the amount of fuel required for the specific flight based on factors such as distance and alternate airport requirements.


2. Fuel Load Calculation:

The crew considers factors to determine the total dirk lead for the flight,  like:

  • taxi fuel,
  • takeoff fuel,
  • climb fuel,
  • cruise fuel,
  • descent fuel, and
  • reserve fuel.
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