Elcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
just to know....the info about the 747-400ER says that the range of this aircraft is 7670nm (sin-lax 7606), in addition the capacity of this aircraft if 416pax . Sq configuration is 316pax in their A340-500, so 100pax + baggage is about 31000lbs less (170lbs*pax + 140lbs bag = 31000lbs)...isn't this a litlle of more range
also how do you get this range from? isn't start engines, taxi, take off, and climb distance included ?
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
Not even remotely. Not even half empty with a 747-400ER.
Only empty...and likely with extra tankage.....
and maybe not at that...
You guys are exaggerating. Not even remotely? only empty? Well it can make it to manila from los angeles...to singapore from manila it is 1300 nautical miles. Not like crossing the street...but let's not underestimate the abilities of the queen of the skies.
And on the return leg, the 747-400ER can in fact do it.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3178 times:
Scarily enough, I'll actually agree with Solnabo--
--dont get me wrong, it'd be fun to see another 747.
Just that considering history and the incredible ability/versatility of the 777 family; just seems that the next 747Adv or whatever the heck they're calling it now is going to be a flop just like all the other proposals.