Fuel Planning

In the Fuel Planning section you can customize the fuel parameters for the flight. 

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1. Cruise Profile
2. Cruise Advisor
3. Fuel Policy
4. Taxi Fuel
5. Advanced Fuel Options
6. Reserve Fuel Policies
7. Contingency Fuel Policies
8. Wind Model
 

1. Cruise Profile

Click the drop-down to select the ForeFlight Performance profile that will be used calculate performance and fuel burn for the flight.

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2. Cruise Advisor

Click the Cruise Advisor button below the Cruise Profile field to quickly compare and select the most advantageous cruise profile for your flights mission. For example, for one flight speed may be more important than fuel economy, but on another minimizing fuel burn is the most important.

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3. Fuel Policy

Click the Fuel Policy drop-down to select between different Fuel Policies.

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Minimum Fuel - The least amount of fuel needed to conduct the flight, with specified reserves.
Maximum Fuel - The maximum amount of fuel that can be carried after loading the selected passengers and cargo.
Extra Fuel - A set amount of extra fuel to have onboard the flight.
Manual Fuel - Specify exactly how much fuel to carry onboard the flight.
Landing Fuel - Specify the amount of fuel desired at landing.

4. Taxi Fuel

Enter the Estimated fuel required to reach the end of the departure runway and to travel from the end of the destination runway to destination parking.

5. Advanced Fuel Options

Advanced Fuel Options include specifying a Reserve Fuel Policy, a Contingency Fuel Policy, as well as selecting the preferred Wind Model to be used for the flight's calculations.

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6. Reserve Fuel Policies

Reserve fuel is a quantity of fuel to be carried on a flight in addition to the fuel required to reach the planned destination and the fuel required to reach any planned alternates. How this quantity is calculated depends on the regulatory environment and rules under which the flight is conducted. Dispatch provides a number of reserve fuel policies that will automatically calculate the smallest quantity of reserve fuel needed to satisfy different regulatory requirements.

Reserve fuel is always added to the flight’s total fuel in addition to the flight’s destination fuel and alternate fuel quantities. You can see the reserve fuel quantity and equivalent flight time near the middle of the flight data readout’s right column. When using a reserve fuel policy that mandates contingency fuel, you can see the contingency fuel quantity and equivalent flight time just above the reserve fuel in the flight data readout.

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Manual Manually enter the reserve fuel quantity in the aircraft’s default fuel units.
Manual (minutes) - Manually enter the reserve fuel quantity’s equivalent flight time in minutes based on top of descent fuel consumption rate.
FAA Part 91/135 - Adds a quantity of fuel equivalent to 45 minutes of flight time using the top of descent fuel consumption rate.
FAA Part 121 - Adds a quantity of fuel equivalent to 45 minutes of flight time using the top of descent fuel consumption rate.
FAA Part 121 International - Adds 10% Contingency Fuel (10% of the time to destination converted to a fuel quantity using the top of descent fuel consumption rate) plus a quantity of fuel equivalent to 30 minutes of flight time using the holding pattern fuel consumption rate (1,500’ AGL at destination airport, standard holding speed, standard temperature conditions).
EASA General Aviation - Adds a quantity of fuel equivalent to 45 minutes of flight time using the top of descent fuel consumption rate.
EASA Commercial - Adds 5% Contingency Fuel (5% of the fuel to destination) plus one of the following:
     either: If an alternate airport is selected, a quantity of fuel equivalent to 30 minutes of flight
          time using the holding pattern fuel consumption rate; 
     or: If no alternate airport is selected, a quantity of fuel equivalent to 45 minutes of flight
          time using the holding pattern fuel consumption rate.
IAP - Adds a quantity of fuel equivalent to 2 hours of flight time using the top of descent fuel consumption rate.


7. Contingency Fuel Policies

Used to specify how the Contingency fuel is calculated for Fuel Policies that include adding Contingency fuel.

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Default - Based on the Reserve Fuel policy, only populates when using a reserve policy that requires contingency fuel.
RCF - Reduced Contingency Fuel (used for re-clearance planning in the USA).

8. Wind Model

Specify the Wind Model to be used for the performance calculations on this flight. 

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Forecasted - Forecasted wind values.
Historical - Wind values are based on recent historical records for that date.
Fixed - Enter a fixed headwind or tailwind component for the entire route, along with the ISA Deviation at the proposed cruise altitude.