does the empty weight of an aircraft include the weight of the fuel for the flight.

for example on FS2004 it states that the empty weight for the Boeing 737-400 is 34500kg, the fuel capacity in litres is 20112 / 0.8 = 25140kg

34500-25140 = 9360kg for the actual aircraft w/o fuel.

I edge toward believing the weight of fuel is not included in E/W.

the payload also has to be calculated before calculating exact fuel required for the trip.

Average weight of a human is 70kg and i opt to have 150 passengers so 150 x 70 = 10500

Luggage is 1 x 20kg suitcase p/p = 20 x 150 = 3000

5 x crew (including pilots) = 5 x 70kg = 350kg

total payload = 13850kg x 0.8 = 11080L

look out for more detailed flight plans that i create + fly on FS2004. i will eventually get them displayed on here if all goes well.

Total fuel = Estimated Fuel Burn + total payload (L)

for example on FS2004 it states that the empty weight for the Boeing 737-400 is 34500kg, the fuel capacity in litres is 20112 / 0.8 = 25140kg

34500-25140 = 9360kg for the actual aircraft w/o fuel.

I edge toward believing the weight of fuel is not included in E/W.

the payload also has to be calculated before calculating exact fuel required for the trip.

Average weight of a human is 70kg and i opt to have 150 passengers so 150 x 70 = 10500

Luggage is 1 x 20kg suitcase p/p = 20 x 150 = 3000

5 x crew (including pilots) = 5 x 70kg = 350kg

total payload = 13850kg x 0.8 = 11080L

look out for more detailed flight plans that i create + fly on FS2004. i will eventually get them displayed on here if all goes well.

Total fuel = Estimated Fuel Burn + total payload (L)

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