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14182
27th May 2006, 13:01
can somebody tell me where are the fuel tanks located for A321-200 and A320-200 plz~thx

vapilot2004
27th May 2006, 20:55
Each wing has an Inner, Outer and Vent tank - there can also be a center tank located in the box section of the wing (fuselage)

idg
28th May 2006, 16:17
The 321-200 can also have extra fuel in a separate 'centre' tank or tanks mounted in the rear cargo hold. These are called ACT or Additional Centre Tanks. The 319 business jet can have several of them fitted to extend it's range significantly. 1 ACT on the 321 holds about 2000kgs and is emptied by cabin pressure pushing the fuel into the normal centre tank mentioned above.

Dan Winterland
29th May 2006, 03:31
The A320 has two tanks per wing plus the vent tank. The outer tanks hold 690KGs and gravity drain when the inner tanks reach a certain level (about 1.6 tonnes I think). The A321 has just one big tank per wing. Centre tanks are an option, taken up by most I think. ACTs are commonly fitted to A321s, but are an option on the A320 as well.

Thunderball 2
29th May 2006, 05:31
Dan Winterland is right - either one or two ACTs are often fitted to A321s. Despite what Airbus would like us all to believe, in practical operation the A321 is often short on range for charter operations (Red Sea to Northern Europe, for example). You really need at least one ACT and 89 or 93 tonnes MTOW if you're hoping to fly a long way.