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Video: ‘How fuel efficient is an airplane?’

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This week’s video tries to calculate the efficiency of modern aircraft. Are they more efficient that a typical sedan? Watch the video to find out.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. How much weight can the 747-8 lift?
  2. What’s the fuel capacity of the 747-8?
  3. How much fuel does the plane use per second?
  4. How do litres per kilometre compare between a car and the 747-8?
  5. How do they compare when factoring in the number of people on board?

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How Fuel Efficient Is An Airplane?

How much fuel does a 747 need to complete an international flight? How efficient are these aircraft? Join Cristen as she asks how much fuel an international flight actually uses.