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Smallest Aircraft Accross Atlantic  
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3196 times:

does anybody know the smallest plane(in size) that flies over the atlantic?


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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3159 times:

As a scheduled flight?

Maybe the Lufthansa (operated by Privatair) BBJ or A319.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineAPAOps5 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3148 times:

Depends, there are lots of GA a/c that can make the flight over the pond. GlobalExpress, G-IV, GV, and I think a Challenger can. Obviously the BBJ can. For airlines, the B-757-200 series does it every night. For airline size a/c I'm not sure what smaller a/c could sustain a non-stop pond hopping.

User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3122 times:

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User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3096 times:

I was thinking of Spirit too, but also commerical Falcon 10's do the pond crossing w/stops in Gander.

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2925 times:
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Currently and commercially speaking, its the A319/73G of PrivatAir

JBLU


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

My flight instructor had ferried several Mooneys across the Atlantic on delivery flights from the factories- he had some interesting stories about how it was done.


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User currently offlineSpyglass From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

In the late 50's, Max Conrad flew a PA-24 Comanche from Miami to Casblanca...about 7200 sm...it had extra tanks, but what the heck....that's a small aircraft...and Hugh Hefner's "Big Bunny" Playboy DC9 regularly flew over the Atlantic back in the late 60's-70's. For purely commercial sched svc, I doubt anything smaller than a 757 wd be feasible...




User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

How about smallest aircraft flying over trans-pacific ?


Anyone knows ?



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

The smallest scheduled or charter flights with economy seating across the pond are on 752's. In the last 10-15 years, Royal 722/Transwede M83 have been used on TA charters with refueling in KEF, SNN or BGR. Icelandair recently operated KEF-YHZ with the 734 for several years.

Across the Pacific....would have to be the 763. AC, QF, ANZ all operate transpac 763s (or at least have done). The QZ/ANZ 763's stop at HNL. AC operates YVR-PEK/KIX/ICN with the 763 depending on the time of year.

UA operates NRT-HNL 763 service.





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

I think the smallest airplanes that fly transatlantic routes non-stop are probably small business jets that have at least 3,000 nautical mile range. I've heard that Cessna Citation X's frequently fly between New York City area airports and Western Europe non-stop.

The smallest planes that fly transpacific routes non-stop--especially from San Francisco and Los Angeles area airports--are probably Gulfstream V and Bombardier Global Express business jets (they can easily fly SFO or LAX to Japanese airports non-stop).


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

One of my friends flies to europe from TEB on a Gulfstream II-SP


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Across the Pacific....would have to be the 763

Far from it. Air Pacific of Fiji operates 737s on the YVR-HNL-NAN


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Far from it. Air Pacific of Fiji operates 737s on the YVR-HNL-NAN

Hmmm...that's more "to the Pacific" than across it.  Big grin




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I thought I saw years ago an article in Airways Mag or Airliners World about Icelandair using a 737-400 from Iceland and even serving FLL. I'm wanting to say it made a stop at either New Foundland or BWI. That was years ago, but I'm guessing it would've had to make a stop. I wonder if they're even still using them?  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

KYIPpilot:

You beat me to it!

I imagine with the proper amount of fuel and a long-enough take-off run, there are lots of GA aircraft that could make it...



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