The answer to that is 320,000 liters. Or if you prefer 84,435 gallons. The maximum range listed for the Airbus A380 is 15,500 kilometers. This gives you a fair indication of how much Fuel is used per kilometer.
This amount of fuel is the equivalent of about 3 average sized swimming pools full of fuel.
Believe it not with modern capabilities in the fuel tankers and the hoses, it does not take that long to fill the Airbus A380 for their long haul flights. Fuelers can pump the fuel into the tank of the plane at a rate of about 1000 gallons a minute, which means the plane is fueled in about 90 minutes. Consider how long it would take to fill your car at that rate? A marvel indeed.
Filling the plane up at such a high speed is a technological marvel in its own right. Filling at the speed with which they do can create enough static to cause a spark, which would no doubt be a total disaster for the plane. Therefore the hose is a semi-conductive and that prevents the possible static spark.
When you think about the amount of flights that are taking off each and everyday from airports around the world, you get an insight as to the amount of jet fuel that is being used and burned on a daily basis.
Some of the busy airports around the world like London, Heathrow are said to be filling up 3,000,000 gallons of fuel every day. There is no doubt airports like LAX, JFK and O’Hare that are matching that amount or at least very close to it.
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