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A twin-engined turbojet is being operated for a Commercial Air Transport flight. The Reduced Contingency Fuel (RCF) procedure is being applied. Given the following information, find the sum of the minimum required Trip Fuel and Contingency Fuel.

Route: from DEP to original destination A via decision point DP, with optional refuel destination B.

Trip Fuel DEP-A via DP: 6000 kg
Trip Fuel DEP-B via DP: 4000 kg
Fuel DP-A: 3000 kg
A alternate: not planned
B alternate: not planned
Fuel ERA: not planned
Additional Fuel: not required
Extra Fuel: not required

  • A
    6300 kg
  • B
    4200 kg
  • C
    6150 kg
  • D
    6200 kg

When an operator's policy includes pre-flight planning using the Reduced Contingency Fuel (RCF) procedure to a Destination A aerodrome (commercial destination), a Decision Point (DP) will be defined enroute along with a Destination B aerodrome (optional refuelling destination), the amount of usable fuel, on board for departure, shall be the greater of (1) or (2) below:

(1) The sum of:

(i) taxi fuel; N/A
(ii) trip fuel to the destination A aerodrome, via the decision point; 6000 kg
(iii) contingency fuel equal to not less than 5 % of the estimated fuel consumption from the decision point to the destination A aerodrome; 5% x 3000 kg = 150 kg
(iv) alternate fuel; N/A
(v) final reserve fuel; N/A
(vi) additional fuel; N/A
(vii) extra fuel if required by the commander. N/A
For sum (1) – we have a value of 6000 kg + 150 kg = 6150 kg
(2) The sum of:
(i) taxi fuel; N/A
(ii) trip fuel to the destination B aerodrome, via the decision point; 4000 kg
(iii) contingency fuel equal to not less than the amount calculated in accordance with the normal rules from departure aerodrome to the destination B aerodrome; 5% x 4000 kg = 200 kg
(iv) alternate fuel, if a destination 2 alternate aerodrome is required; N/A
(v) final reserve fuel; N/A
(vi) additional fuel; and N/A
(vii) extra fuel if required by the commander. N/A
For sum (2) – we have a value of 4000 kg + 200 kg = 4200 kg
Therefore, the sum of the minimum required trip and the contingency fuel amounts come from the highest value which corresponds to sum (1): 6 150 kg.

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