T-45C TS, ADV & IUT ENG-07
Aircraft Fuel System
This lesson builds on your knowledge of the T-45s fuel
Sg 0, fr 5
system gained in Eng-04. In Eng-07, we will explore the
Fig 1: Simplified Fuel
aircraft fuel system as opposed to the engine fuel system.
System Block Diagram
H P FUEL
L P FUEL
INTEGRAL WING TANK
443 GAL. (3012 lbs.) TOTAL
427 GAL. (2904 lbs.) USABLE
Figure 1: SIMPLIFIED FUEL SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM
Name basic aircraft fuel system components and
describe their general functions.
ANSWER: Aircraft fuel tanks are normally located both in the
wings and in the fuselage. A transfer system (operated
electrically and/or mechanically) routes fuel to a central point
for further routing to the engine. Fuel system gauges indicate
rate of fuel flow and fuel remaining. Refueling is normally
accomplished by pressure and/or gravity methods.