descent fuel

descent fuel

The fuel consumed from the top of the descent to the approach or holding altitude.
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If you subtract the time out of the left tank from the endurance of the right, you've got a good idea of the endurance remaining in the left (assuming the descent fuel flow averages out the climb fuel flow).
Their descent fueled fears around the world, but the wreckage of both fell far away from populated areas.