(For the Gulfstream G550, with a maximum fuel capacity of about 6,000 gallons, the tax increase could result in an additional $850 or so for a full tank.)
Thereof, how much fuel does a private jet use?
In the cost of operating private aircraft, jet fuel is usually the largest variable factor. For instance, as we noted in our analysis of the operating costs of the Embraer 300, fuel is the largest variable cost - $1,292 per hour. The pricing per gallon of Jet A fuel can vary significantly, as can the typical burn rate.
How much fuel does a jet carry?
This equates to roughly 1 gallon (approximately 4 litres) of fuel every second. It can carry up to 238,604 liters of fuel. It has a range of about 7,790 nautical miles. A jumbo jet (Boeing 747-400) flying from London to New York burns approximately 70,000 kilograms of fuel.
How much does it cost to fill up a plane with fuel?
A Boeing 767 burns about 9,000 gallons of jet fuel on a cross-country flight. That means American Airlines pays about $34,000 in fuel costs alone for that flight, up $15,000 in just the past year. The airline takes in about $54,000 in total revenue for the average flight from JFK to LAX.