Fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4558 times:
What is the furthest that you have ever flown on any A330's. I just got Airline 5 and it says you can fly them just over 11000km, which I flew them from LAX-BNE. Which is an extreemely long way for an airplane like that. You would not get enough passengers to cover costs anyway, could you?
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4055 times:
The nonstop QF record breaking flight I believe was from TLS to MEL...
"MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 9 (AFP) - Australia's Qantas Airways claimed Thursday to have beaten the world long-distance flying record with a new Airbus making the journey from France to Melbourne non-stop.
David Forsyth, Qantas' executive general manager of aircraft operations, said the twin-engine Airbus A330-200 was believed to have broken a nearly five-year-old record with its 17,000 kilometer (10,200-mile) flight. The Airbus made the 20-hour, non-commercial flight from its manufacturing base in Toulouse to Melbourne on Christmas eve, the company said.
The former non-stop record for aircraft with a take-off weight of 200,000-250,000 kilograms (440,000-550,000 pounds) was 11,249 kilometers (6,974 miles) accomplished by an Airbus on a flight from Toulouse to Santiago, Chile on March 21, 1998.
Forsyth said Qantas was waiting for confirmation from the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation in Canberra that the Christmas Eve flight was a world record. Qantas has purchased 13 Airbus A330's and the record-breaking airliner was the second to be delivered so far."