The Boeing 717-200 jet aircraft was designed to be an economical aircraft for medium range "short haul" regional flights. Fuel burn for the Boeing 717 was supposed to competitive for a regional aircraft, even though the 717-200 is more like a mainline jet. In one Boeing publication, the Boeing 717-200 fuel burn is noted as the following:
Boeing 717-200 Fuel Consumption:
106 seats / passengers in a two class configuration, cargo 935 cubic feet
Basic Gross Weight Version:
- 300 Nautical Mile (nm) Flight: 39.9 pounds of Jet A per seat or 18.1 kg/seat (short range mission profile)
- 500 Nautical Mile Flight: 58.8 pounds of Jet A per seat or 26.7 kg/seat
- 1,000 Nautical Mile Flight: 107.3 pounds of Jet A per seat or 48.7 kg/seat
High Gross Weight Boeing 717-200 Fuel Burn (Maximum) w/ 730 cubic feet of cargo space. (auxiliary fuel tanks installed / fuel volume limited)
- 300 Nautical Mile Flight: 40.2 pounds of Jet A per seat or 18.2 kg/seat (short range mission profile)
- 500 Nautical Mile Flight: 59.3 pounds of Jet A per seat or 26.9 kg/seat
- 1,000 Nautical Mile Flight: 108.1 pounds of Jet A per seat or 49 kg/seat
Converting these numbers into other formats you get the following fuel burn numbers.
Basic Gross Weight Boeing 717-200 Fuel Burn, Gallons per Nautical Mile (gal/nm)
Using 6.7 pounds / US gallon as conversion factor (Boeing is using 6.7 lb/gal in publications).
- 300 nautical miles: 2.104 gallons per nautical mile
- 500 nautical miles: 1.861 gal/nm
- 1,000 nautical miles: 1.698 gal/nm
Basic Gross Weight Boeing 717-200 Fuel Consumption, Gallons per Nautical Mile (gal/nm)
- 300 nautical miles: 2.12 gallons per nautical mile
- 500 nautical miles: 1.876 gal/nm
- 1,000 nautical miles: 1.710 gal/nm
By just taking the range of the Boeing 717-200 and dividing by usable fuel you will get 2.569 gal/nm fuel burn for the basic gross weight version and 2.137 gal/nm for the high gross weight version. These numbers are not as accurate as the numbers listed above.
As with all information on this site, refer to the aircraft manufacturer's publications and statements regarding fuel burn for the aircraft. This information is not intended for flight planning purposes and are estimates only.
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Other Names for the Boeing 717-200
The Boeing 717-200 jet aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. If you are learning more about the aircraft you will find the following names for the airplane:
- Boeing B-717-200 Fuel Burn Consumption: the "B-717" or "B-717-200" name is used by many, including the FAA, to refer to the aircraft.
- Boeing B712 Fuel Burn Consumption: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others.
- Boeing 717 Fuel Burn Consumption (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). "717" is also the IATA code for the jet. Boeing's KC-135 tanker was the first aircraft that was called the 717 by Boeing, so Boeing gave the 717 jet the 717-200 model name.