Why Do Commercial Planes Sometimes Dump Fuel?

Fueldump of an Airbus 340-600 over the Atlantic near Nova Scotia

Fueldump of an Airbus 340-600 over the Atlantic near Nova Scotia.  Bobmil42, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons The sight of a high-flying jet releasing streams of fuel might raise questions about the rationale behind such a practice.  Jets are engineered with precision to transport passengers and cargo across vast distances. However, there are instances […]