B727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5237 times:
I have heard that the B777-200X will be the longest range airliner in the world. With a 305 seat configuration, Boeing say the aircraft will have a range of 8,775nm (16,250km). To put it in perspective the MEL-LAX flight is 6,891nm and SIN-LHR is 7,643nm.
Has anyone else heard these proclaimed performance figures?
Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5104 times:
Check out an article in SeattleTimes.com achives on 777, I think it's Feb.29 2000. It should be a 777-200x with the kind of range you're talking about but 301 pax. The 777-300x will have 359 pax. But just GE engines for both.
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5089 times:
Yes, the 777-200X (-200LR?) will be the longest range airliner ever built. At least commercially, as military aircraft have a theoretical limitless range via air-air refueling. The 777 will beat the forthcoming A340-500 by about 500 miles carrying approx. equal payload.