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Airport Modifications For The 7E7?  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

I was wondering about this while reading the changes that were being made at airports in order to accomodate the A380 when it is finally used for pax transportation.

Will airports have to make any changes in order to be able to handle 7E7s? I would presume that the answer would be no, considering that almost all can already handle 767s, but I'm sure that some of you out there would know better than me.

Also, what are the runway length requirements for a 7E7? I know the A380 requires at least 10,000' for normal operations (i.e. not a ferry flight) according to Airbus's website.

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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

I don't think there will be any modifications needed for the 7E7... Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Since the 7E7 will more than likely to be almost the same size of a 767, its probably very unlikely that any airport would have to upgrade anything at all. This is a good thing given to the letter 'E' between the two 7's as in efficent so its entirely cost cutting all around.


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User currently offlineIluv2pilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

Other than figuring out where the bridge will set on the aircraft, there will be no airport requirements.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

that is the advantage that the 7E7 will have...why waste $$ on the A380??  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

"...why waste $$ on the A380?? "

Maybe if you need to efficiently move 500-600 pax at the same time rather than only 200-300?!




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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Will airports have to make any changes in order to be able to handle 7E7s? I would presume that the answer would be no, considering that almost all can already handle 767s, but I'm sure that some of you out there would know better than me.

The major consideration in 7E7 airport planning is wingspan. Weight distribution and passenger loading are practically non-issues as aircraft of simmilar size already exist.

The 7E7-300's shortened wings are intended to boost economy on short sectors, but it will also allow the SR version to squeeze into smaller gates than the -800/-900 variants. Just a comparison of wingspans-

(aircraft)(feet/inches)(meters)

7E7-300 (TBD)
7E7-800/900 (193') (59 m)

752 (124' 10") (38 m)
764 (170' 4") (51.9 m)
763/762 (156' 1") (47.6 m)

A320/A321 (111' 10") (34 m)
A300 (147' 1") (44.84 m)
A310 (144') (43.9 m)
A332/A333 (197' 10") (60.3 m)


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

At most airports, the 7E7 would probably use 2L for boarding/deplaning.


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

well with a 193' wingspan that airplane will definately not fit into LGA without changes. the 764's wings hang about 10' over the edges of taxiways already...


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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

The 7E7 long range variants will require A330 sized gates. The SR versions will fit in the 764/L11/DC10 sized gates such as those at LGA.


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6791 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Any clue which 'ports will see the 7E7?


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User currently offlineMikkel777 From Norway, joined Oct 2002, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Smaller A-1 tanks needed, because of extremely low fuel consumtion
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User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

According to Boeing, the 7E7 will carry the same operational characteristics as the 767-400 as far as airfield performance. Although the wingspan has not been determined, it is expected that it will be a non-issue with airports.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3079 times:

We are not sure about what the final design will be for wingspan so we can't really determine which airports are going to see the 7E7 yet. Boeing can, at anytime, change the wing design for any reason it wants and they dont have to announce it. We will just have to wait and see what happens.


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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3049 times:

If I remember correctly, LGA can handle the 767 but not the 330. Will LGA be able to handle the 7E7?


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User currently offlineJoshyd918 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

As far as I know ( and I definitely could be wrong), the only airline currently that uses the 767 is Delta, so unless DL adds some 7E7 to their fleet, I don't see LGA getting any dreamliner birds.
JOSH


User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I doubt if there will be any modifications needed for the 7E7 (but still not sure). It is not any heavier than current aircraft, it's not bulkier, it's not taller, so I would imagine that the current facilities will be sufficient.

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