Supersonic Dream
 
Student Handout

Aircraft Specifications
Fuel Burn
Aircraft Type 
Engines 
Average Takeoff Mass with Fuel (kg) 
Fuel Burn Rate (gal/h) 
Weight of Gallon of Fuel (kg) 
Mass of Fuel Burned (kg/h) 
Hour 1 Mass of Plane (kg) 
Hour 2 Mass of Plane (kg) 
Hour 3 Mass of Plane (kg) 
Boeing 747100 
4 
340,190 
3,638 
2.7215 




Boeing DC103 
3 
259,450 
3,130 
2.7215 




Concorde 
4 
185,062 
6,771 
2.7215 




Airbus 300600 
2 
161,022 
1,678 
2.7215 




Boeing 727200 
3 
95,026 
1,844 
2.7215 




Boeing 7374 
2 
64,636 
792 
2.7215 




BAE 1462 
4 
40,993 
817 
2.7215 




Fuel Burned per Hour
Fuel
Burn Rate (gal/h) x Weight of Gallon of Fuel (kg) = Mass of Fuel Burned (kg/h)
Change in Mass
Average
Takeoff Mass with Fuel (kg)  Mass of Fuel Burned (kg/hr) = Hour 1 Mass of
Plane (kg)
Hour 1 Mass of Plane (kg)  Mass of Fuel Burned (kg/hr) = Hour 2 Mass of Plane
(kg)
Hour 2 Mass of Plane (kg)  Mass of Fuel Burned (kg/hr) = Hour 3 Mass of Plane
(kg)
Mass of Fuel Burned
Mass
of Fuel Burned (kg/h) x 3 = Mass of Fuel Burned after 3 Hours (kg)
Percent Mass Change
Mass
of Fuel Burned after 3 Hours (kg) ÷ Average Takeoff Mass with Fuel (kg) x
100 = Percent Mass Change
Passenger Count
Aircraft Type 
Fuel Burn Rate (gal/h) 
Average Airborne Speed (km/h) 
Amount of Fuel Burned (gal/km) 
Passengers and Crew 
Distance per Passenger per Gallon (km/gal) 
Distance Traveled (km) 
Gallons per Passenger (London to New York) 
Boeing 747100 
3,638 
825.6 

423 

5,547 

Boeing DC103 
3,130 
828.8 

283 

5,547 

Concorde 
6,771 
2,160.0 

109 

5,547 

Airbus 300600 
1,678 
740.3 

274 

5,547 

Boeing 727200 
1,844 
703.3 

157 

5,547 

Boeing 7374 
792 
664.7 

150 

5,547 

BAE 1462 
817 
463.5 

92 

5,547 

Fuel Use Per Passenger
Calculate
your results to one decimal place (increase the first decimal place (increase the
first decimal place number by one if the second decimal number is 5 or above).
Fuel Burn Rate (gal/h) ÷ Average Airborne Speed (km/h) = Amount of Fuel
Burned (gal/km)
Passengers and Crew ÷ Amount of Fuel Burned (gal/km) = Distance per
Passenger per Gallon (km/gal)
Distance Traveled (5,547 km) ÷ by Distance per Passenger per Gallon
(km/gal) = Gallons per Passenger from London to New York
