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B777x - Longest Range Ever?  
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Posted (16 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5758 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?


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User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5625 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.

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2849 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5610 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.


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