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Boeing Deliveries To Eupore  
User currently offlineNasmal From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

How does boeing deliver its small planes like the 717,737,727 to eupore over the atlantic since there range is not that far.

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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

When the aircraft are delivered there is ususally very little if any payload, therefore the range is greatly increased. Also, there is Greenland and Canada along the way to stop to get fuel.

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

With no passengers or cargo to carry, the range on these smaller aircraft increases considerably. Temporary fuel tanks (I think) can also be fitted to increase range if needed. Piece of cake!


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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Simple, they have stops over the atlantic/pacific.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7843 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Getting across the Atlantic is pretty easy... you have places like St. Johns and Gander Newfoundland and Keflavik Iceland to make fuel stops and then it is less than 1500nm to most points in Europe.

Getting across the pacific is the hard part.

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
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What a long trip it must have been delivering 717s to Australia!  


User currently offlineScand From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

SAS flew all of its 737-600/700
Total airborne time between 8-10 hours.
The 737-800 had to make a fuel stop in KEF/iceland due to its shorter range. If I am not wrong one of the first flights did set the airborne time world record(?) for the 737-600 with a airborne time of 10h and 4min.

User currently offline777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

As others have pointed out - the quoted range is based on a 'typical' configuration and a 'typical' load factor. Since fuel burn increases with the weight carried, an empty plane can fly MUCH further than the quoted range of the aircraft.

Also, sometimes other tricks are used, such as additional fuel tanks in the cargo hold or using special high density fuel.

And if none of the above work, there are plenty of place to stop in both the atlantic and the pacific.


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