Airline Fuel Loading: Existing Airline Practices and Future Federal Regulations

Airline Fuel Loading: Existing Airline Practices and Future Federal Regulations

Author: Dr. Megan Ryerson
Co-author(s): Dr. Mark Hensen
 
Funded by the FAA, with support from the Kleinman Center, Dr. Megan Ryerson co-affiliated with the City and Regional Planning Department (School of Design) and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (School of Engineering and Applied Science) and Dr. Mark Hansen from UC-Berkeley  are investigating changes in FAA policy regarding airline discretionary fuel loads. Upon establishing the cost to carry discretionary fuel, her research will focus on the structure and the impact of new federal regulations on discretionary fuel. Should the FAA set limits on the quantity of discretionary fuel that can be loaded? How would airlines adopt such limits?
 
Funded by the FAA, with support from the Kleinman Center, Dr. Megan Ryerson co-affiliated with the City and Regional Planning Department (School of Design) and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (School of Engineering and Applied Science) and Dr. Mark Hansen from UC-Berkeley are investigating changes in FAA policy regarding airline discretionary fuel loads. Upon establishing the cost to carry discretionary fuel, her research will focus on the structure and the impact of new federal regulations on discretionary fuel. Should the FAA set limits on the quantity of discretionary fuel that can be loaded? How would airlines adopt such limits?