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Weight saving calculator

According to ATA, every dollar increase per barrel (42 gallons) drives an additional $415 millon in annual fuel expenses for U.S. passengers and cargo airlines. Fuel expenses now range from 25 to 40 percent of the total airline operating costs.

Modern lightweight freight containers offer a tremendous saving potential compared to the traditional aluminium containers. Enter your own data in the Fuel Cost Calculate and find out how much you can save going lightweight.

Expected annual hours flown Hours
Current cost of fuel per 1000Kg (from IATA Jet fuel price monitor) $
Quantity of units per aircraft
Quantity of shipsets
Weight of existing units Kg
Purchase price of existing unit $
Purchase price of lightweight unit $
Weight of lightweight unit Kg

Weight saving calculator:

Results
Fuel savings:
Weight of fuel required to carry 1Kg additional weight per hour #Data Kg
Expected annual hours flown #Data Hours
Weight of fuel required to carry 1Kg weight for one year #Data Kg
Current cost of fuel per 1000Kg (from Jet fuel price monitor) #Data $
Annual cost to carry 1 Kg additional weight for one year #Data $
Quantity of units per aircraft #Data Units
Shipsets #Data
Weight of existing units #Data Kg
Number of units required #Data
Purchase price of existing unit #Data $
Purchase price of lightweight unit #Data $
Weight of lightweight unit #Data Kg
Weight reduction in one aircraft #Data Kg
Fuel cost saving per year for one aircraft #Data $
Additional investment to buy a lightweight ULD #Data $
Payback #Data Months
Total saved:
Combined effect of reduced fuel burn and carbon reduction #Data $
Payback period #Data Months
Carbon savings:
Carbon produced per Kg of Fuel #Data Kg
Total carbon produced to carry 1Kg for one year #Data Kg
Total carbon saving #Data Kg
Cost of Carbon per Ton #Data $
Annual carbon cost saved #Data $
Payback #Data Months

Annual fuel and carbon savings compared